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So I'm reading through the various absolutely wonderful DC FLASHPOINT event series that I have absolutely no complaints about. I think it's a great idea to spend the summer turning over your whole line to people from DCU Online who can't draw anatomy without Poser. For this is the 21st century, and no more Grandpa Pencils. I for one welcome our tracing overlords. And besides, how best to make sure people BEG for your relaunch?

That said, I felt I really needed to bring your attention to the standout achievement of the bunch: LOIS LANE AND THE AMAZONS OF GOR. I think they put it out under a slightly different title. It's just that, especially as someone whose business it is to draw women, I found so much to learn from in this expertly-wrought master class in female anatomy, perspective, and how clothes drape. Behold these four pages drawn by Eddie Nunez, and love them. LOVE THEM.

As you can see, Howard Chaykin has NOTHING on Nunez when it comes to realistic treatment of dresses on the body.

I especially find her incredible disintegrating paper dress to be clever. Best of all, nothing causes the ripping. She merely runs. Look at the page before and the page after. And look at that thigh in the first panel! Is that a muscle? Does he think there's anything between a woman's front and back?

And that pose in panel 2: DRAMATIC. EVERYBODY DO JAZZ HANDS! Her, and the little boy in the exact same pose in the panel below her.

And I really love the sense of mystery. Like how exactly it's clinging to her crotch. As it does in each and every panel.

Also, where does she keep her phone? A question no one wants answered.

Because Nunez has the genius to realize that clothes are just a few more lines you draw on a naked female body.

And the last two panels! WOW. SHE KNOWS BOTH HIS NAMES. It's like at first she was calling out to another Jimmy drowning, and then wanted to avoid confusion.

But here is the crowning achievement.


Look at the Amazon dressed up for a GOR cosplay party. DC, at the least, there are plenty of competent artists who know how to draw sexy women, if that's what you want, WITHOUT making me vomit. Yet you have the genius to not employ them.

And I am absolutely sure there's no reason to even think about a female readership with a Lois Lane book of any kind. KUDOS. Lois Lane fans, REJOICE!

I am full of admiration and my heart is filled with love.
And please, do not call it Trashpoint, because that would be rude. It should not remind you of ULTIMATUM. Not at all. hate them or despise them, never let it be said DC lacks the courage to ruin its characters. The problem is that only produces a sales spike when those characters are well-known, and the kind of ruining isn't...this kind.
And please don't take anything I say to mean that FLASHPOINT all has the quality of an afterthought, carelessly dumped on the market for...what exactly? To provide some new toy designs?
SPOILER BELOW:

And DC certainly loves their female readership, as we all know, because over in SECRET SEVEN, sadly written by the great Peter Milligan, they also give us this image of a murdered and mutilated character specifically designed for young girls--a character who herself is twelve years old inside(and says so in this story, so this isn't even an adult version; I also submit that even though this is an AU, the otherdimensional nature of both characters makes that a little irrelevant). A character they haven';t bothered to use for years. A character who has innocence to her. Oh, you know she had a target on her face at that moment. Look, it was Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, here in bed with Dext--I mean Shade.

Total genius, this. I don't think it's stupid, or vile, at all. And certainly not any kind of deciding moment for me, leading to me not wanting to look at DC Comics at all.

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Date: 2011-07-09 07:51 am (UTC)
marco: (Pochi)
From: [personal profile] marco
I just don't know what to think or how to feel about this... I just know that I don't want to pick up this title. That dress is really killing me though.

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Date: 2011-07-09 08:09 am (UTC)
lucky_gamble: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lucky_gamble
Thanks. I almost forgot the mediocre filth some writers and artists published in comics presently. That wasn't sarcasm =/ Also, i'm not jumping the gun on the Amethyst bit. We've seen characters "die" in one issue then power up or wake up the next. That still doesn't stop it from being skeevy.

Date: 2011-07-09 08:25 am (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
And I am absolutely sure there's no reason to even think about a female readership with a Lois Lane book of any kind.

If they hadn't thought about it, they couldn't have so scrupulously prevented it from happening!

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Date: 2011-07-09 08:48 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Wow, the only fully clothed women on these pages are either Mom (in very tight clothes) and possibly the baby. The only naked or tightly clothed men are...gee, none of them.

I like the bra effect on Shade's costume, though. A subtle reminder that he was a female character here that would be the entire top of the costume.

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Date: 2011-07-09 09:19 am (UTC)
perletwo: classic headdesk (lois headdesk)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
....they brought back Amethyst. My Amethyst, who I read when I was actually effin' twelve, and a girl I might add - so they could a) draw her badly and b) do THIS to her? THIS??????!!!!!??????

GRRRRRR. Urge...to KILL....RISING....must...control....FIST of DEATH....

Date: 2011-07-09 11:37 am (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
Wait... as in this Amethyst?

Seriously?

Okay, that, right there, is well out of order. Sure, she was a small but shining part of my childhood, but basically I'm getting pissed off by DC's current mania for horrifically killing/corrupting any innocent little girl characters they have on the books.

Mary Marvel, Lian Harper, Amy Winston, it's starting to look like a trend, and a desperately skeevy one at that. And what makes this worse is that these are characters who'd probably quite appeal to young girls as readers just coming to comics. So they're not just retroactively telling Ickle Ni to fuck off, they're doing it to my niece's generation as well.

Dear DC, there's nothing wrong with innocent. There's nothing wrong with sweet. And there's nothing wrong with young girls either.

Try to remember that.

Ni.

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Date: 2011-07-09 10:06 am (UTC)
equinox216: (Beecannon)
From: [personal profile] equinox216
"I... I think I KILLED her."

By punching the Kool-Aid Man to death? By knife-fighting a Glidden Paint sales representative? By coming in second to Eel O'Brien in a race with Snake Plissken in the third in the series, "Escape From Cluemaster's Duodenum"? Because your HANDS are covered in vermilion and the rest of the LANDSCAPE (which I'm comfortable including the woman in, since she was evidently only brought back to serve as a terrain feature) is covered in random black crap.

I don't know who anyone in that picture is, and I STILL hate it.

Date: 2011-07-09 10:48 am (UTC)
terabient: Poorly drawn Noel Vermillion (DC: Superman - o_o)
From: [personal profile] terabient
WOMEN DO NOT WORK THAT WAY

And could these "Ancient Greece" costumes be any more cliched?

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Date: 2011-07-09 11:22 am (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misterbug
Thank god for Jimmy Olsen. If that brave, resourceful lad hadn't reverted to his Water Elemental form, that poor man would have drowned...or...um...

Ah. Never mind.

Date: 2011-07-09 01:18 pm (UTC)
thebigapricot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thebigapricot
We talked about this on the last 3 Chicks podcast. Not a good book and putting Nunez on it, who draws every woman with same giant boobs, was a poor choice. I was really looking forward to Lois having her own mini, but outside of the first few pages with Lois barking at Perry, this was not their finest hour.


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Date: 2011-07-09 01:27 pm (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
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Wow, even in an alternate timeline, Amethyst gets Fridged... come to think of think it. Why even bother mentioning her anymore? It's like all the nods to Jason Todd before he's return...

Date: 2011-07-09 01:40 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Well, I like the dress.

Date: 2011-07-10 07:56 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
It's really weird that, right after reading this whole thing, I saw a "news" story about a contest where people designed bridal/formal gowns using nothing but bathroom tissue.

Date: 2011-07-09 02:26 pm (UTC)
perletwo: classic robin (robin - dick cape)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
Also on the Amethyst thing - anybody know why George Perez didn't draw this issue as originally solicited? Aside from, y'know, his just generally being painstakingly slow? Because from Perez to this smacks kinda mightily of bait and switch. (Protip, DC: if you advertise George Perez and he whiffles, spend the extra money and get Phil Jiminez already.)

Date: 2011-07-09 02:48 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
George is presumably working on the upcoming Superman relaunch in September.

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Date: 2011-07-09 03:04 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
Well, in DC's defense, it's hard to sell a reboot of your entire line when quite a few of the titles are worth picking up. In this case they offer up a Crapverse that COULD be, and the NuU looks like the best thing EVER in comparison! (Unfortunately, they keep implying that some concepts will make their way into the rebooted U, but I'm hoping that it really is just their usual hype in order to get people to spend money on this silly and sad venture,)

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Date: 2011-07-09 03:25 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
AMETHYST???


BRAAAAUUUUURRRRRGHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Date: 2011-07-09 03:42 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham

Yeah, I'm so going to listen to a boatload of complaining about the way someone draws a woman in a dress when it's followed by an advert for a comic featuring what looks suspiciously similar to what said person was complaining about.

Date: 2011-07-09 07:15 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
LOL

I'm trying to remember when it became okay to plug one's own work in these posts. Granted, sometimes I disappear for months at a time and miss a bunch of changes, but...

?

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Date: 2011-07-09 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
So Wonder Woman started out fighting nazis and now she's the queen of Amazon nazis? I'll probably be a lot happier if I don't follow this train of thought anywhere.

Date: 2011-07-10 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Well, reading the origin of this universe's Wonder Woman, it makes more sense--her and Aquaman were intending to have their people combine their resources to become stronger, but xenophobes on both sides have conspired to stop it, which created the war.

Date: 2011-07-09 05:07 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
I like how wall-eyed Lois is when Jimmy buys it.

It's also cool how none of the dresses (her or the Goreans) have any thicknesses. They're just body paint, rather than fabric.

I do like the idea of Jimmy as master spy, though. It's a good role for him. Pity we only got it posthumously

Date: 2011-07-09 05:48 pm (UTC)
korilian: (Wanna play?)
From: [personal profile] korilian
Hahaha. I know it's terrible but I can't stop laughing at the paper dress! Shade reminds me of Buffalo Bill more then Dexter, since he seems to be inexplicably wearing a bra (or IS there a reason?)

Date: 2011-07-09 07:12 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
...DC, at the least, there are plenty of competent artists who know how to draw sexy women, if that's what you want, WITHOUT making me vomit...

[shrug] At this point, I'm just sick of women being "The Sex Class," first and foremost-- with anything else they might be there for being (very) secondary. It really doesn't matter to me how technically competent the artist is.

Yeah. Cheesecake, or anything else, jammed down one's throat constantly --and to the exclusion of all else-- is bound to cause nausea, no matter how well-made it is. :/

Date: 2011-07-09 11:03 pm (UTC)
perletwo: kermit the frog (Default)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
It's especially hard to take in this forum right now, when we're coming off Gene Colan Week, when he drew people and their clothing (even their spandex clothing!) so naturalistically.

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Date: 2011-07-09 10:24 pm (UTC)
jaybee3: (shazam)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
That Amethyst thing just blew me away. I think (and have always thought) she is a character with huge story/merchandising/multi-media potential for WB/DC and even if this is a glorified Elseworld to do THAT to her (shades of Lian Harper - killed to glorify nothing) after not using her for years is sick, sick, sick and speaks to what is completely wrong about the people running DC and their outlook on life and what they REALLY think about their readers.

Date: 2011-07-09 10:32 pm (UTC)
stolisomancer: (mmm soda)
From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
You mentioning Gor in conjunction with comic books reminds me of an old Chris Claremont anecdote, where he talks about wanting to write an issue of Iron Fist where the Gor slave traders land and kidnap Misty Knight and Colleen Wing. Luke and Danny borrow a ship and fly off after them, only to find upon landing that Misty and Colleen have conquered the planet.

Man, though, that does not read like Abnett and Lanning's work at all.

Date: 2011-07-09 10:44 pm (UTC)
junipepper: (jumplines)
From: [personal profile] junipepper
I thought that little boy on the stairs was making fun of Lois by mimicking her very odd pose...

Agh! Jimmy Olsen has lost his face! Maybe they can bring him back as The Question. Because obviously Renee Montoya, an intelligent, brave, realistically flawed, female minority, does not belong in the DCnU.

Still snorting over the way mini-Cyborg there just pops up out of Jimmy's camera. (Yes, I know it's a hologram. It still looks stupid.)

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Date: 2011-07-10 12:11 am (UTC)
majingojira: (Kyon Sad)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
Oh, DC Considers it's female readers.

It considers them non-existent.

Date: 2011-07-10 01:52 am (UTC)
bluefall: (skeptical Cheetah)
From: [personal profile] bluefall
Nah, I think it considers us a nuisance, else why would it put so much effort into driving us away?

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Date: 2011-07-10 04:13 am (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (not sure if want)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
Maybe Nanami Kiryuu sent Lois that dress.

...I'm really on an Utena kick lately.

Date: 2011-07-10 05:11 am (UTC)
bluefall: (Nubia is amused)
From: [personal profile] bluefall
There are worse kicks to be on.

Well, unless you mean the movie. That shit's just weird. XD

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Date: 2011-07-10 04:46 am (UTC)
mommy: Arshtat; Suikoden V (The same thing we do every night.)
From: [personal profile] mommy
This is a dumb question, but how old is Jimmy? He looks like he's a freshman in college in those scans, but I know he's worked at the Daily Planet for years. If he was around early in Clark's Superman career, shouldn't he be in his late twenties or early thirties?

Date: 2011-07-11 10:09 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
His age's neve rbeen that much consistent...Sometimes he looks to be around the age of Dick Grayson...sometimes older...other times, younger...
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