By RazzaTazz 9 Comments
Well, we don't get Black Friday in Canada, but I thought I might highlight this because I thought it was so ridiculous. It is from a panel in the most recent Invincible Iron Man in which a woman wears some clothing to make her more attractive to passing Tony Stark. It is a common enough ploy in fiction so it is not strange to see. What was strange to see was the height of her high heels:
But she is able to stand, in almost the next panel she is shown standing up and actually quite comfortably. I am not an expert on high heels, but I do wear them, and I know how I look in them, and from the next panel I can say that she would be wearing something more like a 3 or maybe 4 inch heel. Of course there is some aspect of being a comic here, that of course comics highlight certain features, including male features as much as female features. On the other hand we don't usually see this in their fashion choices and having such a radical change from panel to panel. What this pretty much represents is the artist's attempt to draw as an attractive a woman as he could between two panels even though the woman in question is in completely different poses and thus needs to have two different types of footwear, but both of which highlight her sexiness as much as possible. And aside from the practical aspect like walking or even standing I wouldn't want to try driving wearing such things, that would also be nearly impossible.
So long story short if you are out there today fighting the masses for a great holiday bargain, and if that special comic someone is on your list, just make sure to buy her the shoes which would never actually be possible.