[identity profile] looking2dastars.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
I posted this to my own journal and raised this subject in my review of the book before I found a scan of the page in question. I have a question for all of you.



Could somebody explain to me why in the name of Robin Hood's beard Dinah Lance is running around, jumping across rooftops with her costume unzipped?





That's not a low-cut costume. THAT is an unzipped costume!! You can see the zipper RIGHT THERE!!!

Can anybody explain this? Anyone?

Date: 2009-07-10 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harmoner.insanejournal.com
I know. The zip broke and wont go up any further?

That's my explanation.

Date: 2009-07-10 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fungo_squiggly.insanejournal.com
She could have it fixed, of course, but that would waste time that would be better spent saving lives.

Date: 2009-07-10 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarodrussell.insanejournal.com
I got it!

"To distract bad guys during a fight."

What? That's what people always tell me when I ask why she leaves 1/3rd of her body exposed to the elements and attack (i.e., fishnets).

Date: 2009-07-10 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zemo.insanejournal.com
First thought is that the collar would just go too high when zipped shut.

Though, maybe she just felt like having a boob window but is classier than Power Girl?

Date: 2009-07-10 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowtasticism.insanejournal.com
Oh my god, her leg is amputated! AND she's about to twist her ankle.

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Date: 2009-07-10 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midnightvoyager.insanejournal.com
God, that stuck way out at me. Her foot is positioned as if she were falling backwards. You do not land on the back of your heel!

Date: 2009-07-10 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] batcookies.insanejournal.com
Well geez, it's skintight. She's obviously just trying to get some air in there.

Date: 2009-07-10 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] majingojira.insanejournal.com
If she zipped that thing up, it would go up to her goddamn chin!

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Date: 2009-07-10 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowtasticism.insanejournal.com
The art here is just bad. So many things wrong with it. Her torso is horrible, it looks like she has two pairs of breasts. And the legs. And even ignoring the fact that she's landing on the BACK of her heel, her foot is drawn horribly. And the biiiig hair! Did she steal Tyra Bank's weave?
Also, I hate it when people draw a single thin line for eyebrows.

Date: 2009-07-10 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nezchan.insanejournal.com
What the heck is she jumping off of in order to get up there in the first place? The flat roof underneath her? A convenient passing plane? Tyler Durnden?

And yeah, I'm a big fan of the eyebrow that apparently intersects her left eye. Tangents, people!

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Date: 2009-07-10 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thokstar.insanejournal.com
The proper response to all questions about GA/BC is

KREISBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERG!

(If Bluefall was around, she'd provide the appropriate Batmacro.)

Date: 2009-07-11 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
What you mean this one?

Image

Date: 2009-07-10 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
It might have a stopper on it. Latex catsuits have them :)

Date: 2009-07-10 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluejaybirdie.insanejournal.com
Uh, she got hot?

Honestly though, that art is awful. Where are her internal organs hiding? Why is her right quadricep massive? Where did the rest of her left leg go? Why does her foot look like it's turned around backwards? How does it work that her calves are as big as her waist? When did she gain magic hair-volumizing powers? It's a mystery!

Sigh. Oh Canary, why did you have to leave BOP? Why?

Date: 2009-07-11 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
Well, in fairness, she suffered through a lot of Bennett and post-talent Benes on BIRDS as well (somewhere in the middle of Battle Within actually seems to be his hyperthyroidism breaking point). I'd still take this art over a lot of that.

Mind, that's not mentioning the writing.

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Date: 2009-07-10 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jcbaggee.insanejournal.com
I'm also loving that Dinah's fake spray-on tan they decided to give her the past few issues still exists.

Seriously, this arc just did not happen in my eyes.

Date: 2009-07-10 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
Ventilation.

Date: 2009-07-11 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenn_el.insanejournal.com
I refuse to be concerned about her costume so long as no one seems bothered by her still-blond hair. I KNOW there are decent hair dyes out there, but come ON!

Date: 2009-07-11 01:41 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xdoop.insanejournal.com
When was it revealed she really had black hair?

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Date: 2009-07-11 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
It's summer. Girl's gotta stay cool somehow.

Date: 2009-07-11 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tavella.insanejournal.com
I really liked Cliff Chiang's art in Dr. 13, but dear god, what the hell is wrong with her legs here, much less the cleavage?

Also, your image appears to have been hacked, or Imageshack generally (I would guess.)

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Date: 2009-07-11 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowtasticism.insanejournal.com
Hey, this Anti-sec thing is less painful to look at than the original image.

Date: 2009-07-11 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowtasticism.insanejournal.com
But equally confusing.

Date: 2009-07-11 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zegim.insanejournal.com
It unzipped to over-compensate with her leg problems obviously portrayed here!

Date: 2009-07-11 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
I could live with the art. I cannot live with those stupid yellow bars.

Date: 2009-07-11 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkknightjrk.insanejournal.com
Hell, the whole fishnet thing is kinda questionable.

And yeah, her bulbious right thigh there is a pretty good case of anatomy-fail.

Date: 2009-07-11 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedd_the_jedi.insanejournal.com
Perhaps it's like when they give Catwoman an unzipped costume, like in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. Well, at least it's more practical than Huntress's Jim Lee bellyshirt.

Date: 2009-07-12 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenn_el.insanejournal.com
Boyhowdy YES! PLus, Helena's questionable costuming came directly following a story in IIRC Gotham Nights (Knights?) in which she was SHOT in the midsection and the kevlar of her costume prevented her from, like, being a part of "Blackest Night"!

Date: 2009-07-11 02:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] angelophile.insanejournal.com
They made Dinah a unidexter?

Date: 2009-07-13 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamesgatsby.insanejournal.com
All I know is, I've been a Canary fan since Dinah Drake & Dinah Lance were the same person....

These writers really have to cut the crap. She's Chairwoman of the JLA, one of the top ten fighters in the DCU & a legacy. Why aren't they exploring her like they did with Jack Knight? Why is she just T&A? And why exactly is she with Oliver Queen?

I'm almost ready to give up on the character!

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