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Eyz ([personal profile] eyz) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-10-10 03:03 pm

Why Cleavage is Bad for Crimefighting

Hey everyone!
Eyz here. This is my first post ever on scans-daily!
'been following s-d for quite some time now (but still a noob regarding posting/commenting so forgive me in any case!)

Here's a little webcomic parody by writer and artist Aaron Diaz, author of the comic "Dresden Codak". In which they point out and make fun of stereotypical superheroine costumes. More specifically, Wonder Woman and PG's respective costumes.

I thought it deserved a little mention here :P


Source: dresdencodak.tumblr.com/


And for legality, PeeGee's origin as depicted by Adam Hughes:
aeka: Art by Adam Hughes (Huntress [Helena Wayne]:)

[personal profile] aeka 2011-10-10 01:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Baby Peege sucking her thumb in that panel always makes me d'awwwww. ♥

Also that webcomic is spot on about things that can go wrong with those costumes, even if comics do defy the laws of physics. However, the artist/writer does leave out the bit about boobs popping out of shirts like Wondy's when you sprint or fight. As a skinny but big breasted woman myself, I've had the misfortune of having my girls bounce out of their casing during both kickboxing and running. It's enough to say I can't so much jog without literally holding my gals in place. :(
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[personal profile] crabby_lioness 2011-10-10 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
As a skinny but big breasted woman myself, I've had the misfortune of having my girls bounce out of their casing during both kickboxing and running. It's enough to say I can't so much jog without literally holding my gals in place. :(


BTDT See my rec further down.

[personal profile] runespoor 2011-10-10 02:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Using the boob window or the metal thing as handles = closing up the distance between you and the superpowered lady you're attacking. Making it that much easier for her to punch you in the face.

Agreed so much about the lack of shoulder support, though. It's especially jarring for Black Canary.

[identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com 2011-10-10 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Using the boob window or the metal thing as handles = closing up the distance between you and the superpowered lady you're attacking. Making it that much easier for her to punch you in the face.

If you're going to go hand to hand with WW or PG, you're either a complete moron and in line for a Darwin award anyway or you've got super powers yourself.

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[personal profile] perletwo 2011-10-10 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
...now I really want to see Penguin fight (or "fight") Wonder Woman. Especially after seeing him hang out with the Birds last year. Is that bad?
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[personal profile] beoweasel 2011-10-10 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Though on the subject of the boob-window making for an easy target for an opponent to grab, you can also say the same thing about capes, hoods, belts and so forth.

Not that I don't disagree with what they're saying here.
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[personal profile] drmcninja 2011-10-10 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Edna, is that you?

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[personal profile] aeka 2011-10-10 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Though on the subject of the boob-window making for an easy target for an opponent to grab, you can also say the same thing about capes, hoods, belts and so forth.

That's what I think of each time I see a cape especially. But the thing that really floors me is how very rarely it occurs to an opponent to grab a cape in order to knock 'em down and trip them up, especially if they use it to blind them.
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[personal profile] drmcninja 2011-10-10 03:04 pm (UTC)(link)
WIth that many chances for surprise super-boobies, I don't think I want the cleavage to leave.
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[personal profile] nezchan 2011-10-10 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Classic WW flew because she had control over air currents. Not sure if that's changed over the years, but if it still holds the "drag" (not THAT sort of drag!) wouldn't be an issue.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-10-10 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
She changed from "gliding on air currents" to "outright flight" in the Perez reboot in 1987 or so.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-10-10 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, and she could never control air currents, she could only use the ones that were already available, it's why she usually needed to gain a little height before launching into the air and why she used the invisible plane so much, it was a lot more reliable, and faster.
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[personal profile] lieut_kettch 2011-10-10 03:46 pm (UTC)(link)
About that "flapping from wind resistance" thing:

For the Y-chromosome bearers, prepare to wince in sympathetic pain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldsg2s1mE0Y
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[personal profile] blue_bolt 2011-10-10 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
During an operation I'd rather not remember (I had quite a few less living friends after that day) I ended up running over a marathon back to friendly territory after a nasty blow to the groin. A year later I got kicked when I wasn't wearing a cup in a training drill and barely felt it, the lesson here is that get hit hard enough and you actually lose sensation in your rocks (not fun in bed, but useful in a fight.) Here's a guy who makes my story look like a mole on an elephant's ass in comparison:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a86cQobU-n4
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[personal profile] crabby_lioness 2011-10-10 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Ladies meet your new best friend:

The Royce Impact Free Sports Bra. Keeps my 40Js in place no matter how vigorous the activity is.

In actual use there's a bit more cleavage than the picture shows, but you're not hanging out.

[personal profile] smili 2011-10-10 04:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh! That looks *wonderful*.

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[personal profile] auggie18 2011-10-10 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't get the WTF HEELS? thing. She's a flyer. She can wear whatever she wants on her feet because she doesn't use them for walking. If she wanted, Wonder Woman could fly around with gophers strapped to her feet. It wouldn't matter.


Also, not sure if Power Girl would flap in the wind, seeing as her bra is probably made out of the same stuff Citizen Steel's costume is made out of. What'sitmacalled. Steel.

Other than that, this seems fair. Wonder Woman's lack of straps is somewhat bothersome.

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[personal profile] mullon 2011-10-10 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
And yet it never seems to bother either of them.
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[personal profile] his_spiffynesss 2011-10-10 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
The nudist webcomic Loxie and Zoot had a not too dissimilar comment on cleavage and crime fighting(NSFW) the cops were going undercover at the nudist resort to track some jewel thieves. The rather well endowed Federal agent was having trouble keeping up during a foot chase.
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[personal profile] aeka 2011-10-11 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
"This is why they invented sports bras y'know!"

I LOLed hard at this. So true!
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[personal profile] ardat_lili 2011-10-10 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Just noting that there is no "writer Dresden Codak"; Aaron Diaz is the writer and author of the comic "Dresden Codak," so this is all just one guy.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-10-10 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
PeeGee's got invulnerability, so the wind resistance wouldn't hurt her.

But you know...I've yet to see a version of Power Girl's costume without the window that looks in any way good. It just feels...empty.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-10-10 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
exactly what I was going to say

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[personal profile] proteus_lives 2011-10-10 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Cleavage bad?

How. Dare. You.
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[personal profile] fifthie 2011-10-10 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
You can always count on Aaron Diaz to make a basically reasonable argument look incredibly stupid.
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[personal profile] fifthie 2011-10-10 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey guys that's the problem with comics: not enough attention to how WIND SPEED PHYSICS affect superheroes!

AARON DIAZ

SHOWING US THE WAY

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[personal profile] silverzeo 2011-10-10 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
And yet Tigress wears a two-piece bikini...
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2011-10-11 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
I always thought Wonder Woman was wearing a firm, rigid corset style bodice? Those (when well-fitted) are super-comfortable and supportive and leave the shoulders and arms free for punching. Lots of punching.
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[personal profile] lieut_kettch 2011-10-11 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
I always liked the interpretation of Wondy's costume as a red leather cuirass with metal reinforcement (the eagle or stylized W's). More warrior-ish.