Friday, April 30, 2010

Two new comics!

There's a new issue of The Incredibles out and a new issue of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. There are previews available for each:







So far people seem to really like the two books. though I've noticed a consistent complaint that Wonder Woman isn't pretty enough. The reason she looks a bit different that people are used to is because we purposfully pushed her in a less Western European direction. Frankly, I'm tired of Wonder Woman looking like she's from the 818 are code.

For the record, we originally wanted to go with a more Superfriends look for the costume. But the book is based on the show and the show tends to reach back to older (50's) comics, not 1970's Alex Toth designs. So we went with a choice that was not our first, so that we would be doing our job more responsibly. Then Wonder Woman showed up (in a brief cameo) on the show and looked more like the Superfriends version. Go figure.

2 comments:

  1. well i like your Wondy. She has character. Women don't need to be be uber hot all the time.

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  2. The thing that gets me, is that people seem to want their hotness to be homogenized. People are diverse in appearance. I don't like the idea that if Wonder Woman puts on the Huntresses costume, they'd be interchangeable.

    To be fair though, I think I just summed up the plot of a dozen 1950's Batman/Superman crossovers. They really liked wearing each others clothes.

    Anyway... I like the idea of a strong looking Wonder Woman with a Mediterranean cast to her features. Even if it's just a slight touch. I like Wonder Woman in a skirt. Although my favorite look for Diana is probably the "Superfriends" design.

    Well... actually, the all white spy outfit. But I figured this comic may not be the time and place. There is something to be said for brand recognition.

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