By Gylan Thomas 83 Comments
I don't know about you but I love women. Soft in all the right places :P
Love comics too and I'm wondering if female characters get fair treated when it comes the four colour page.
Sure I understand readerships probably still predominantly male and we do like to see those little tiny outfits but when there's just no depth to a character I sorta lose interes.
There's been a lotta of great female characters and they've had some great books too. Birds of Prey, She-Hulk, Catwoman's had some good shots too. One thing that often bothers me too is that while a lot of female characters go on to develop well many start off as lazy creations. Copies of male characters. Don't believe me?
- Rescue (Pepper Pots)
- Jesse Quick
- Hawk Girl
Heck, look at Wonder Woman. Diana Prince is basicly Clark Kent with boobies. (And don't get me started on that. Way better as just Princess Diana.
How about the stories the ladies are get? Barbara Gordon was used in Killing Joke to establish the Joker as a bad ass, Storm was one of the Strongest X-men and now she's been reduced to little more than T' Challla's wife with little or no time left for mutant adventures and how about Wonder woman's use in Final Crisis.
The thing that's got me thinkin' about this is Marvel pushing female books that, in my opinion at least, feel like dolls for the female readership to play with. Girl Comics, Her-oes and Diva's to name a few.
And now we've got the overly sexual X-women to look forward to as well? Of course there's the overly sexual aproach to women in comics in general. Remember Huntress's ridiculous costume change for Hush? I'm a dude and I thought it was stoopid.
I wanna see more stories or runs in series along the lines of Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman And Birds of Prey which has pretty much been consistantly good. She-Hulk's had some good run's too. And how about Darwyn Cookes run on Catwoman? And if you're not reading Echo you really should be.
I guess my point is comics can always use new readers and if I was a chick (if I was I'd be a hot chick) I'd be put off by most of what's available and the approach to female character.
What do all you viners think?