Comic artists have rarely been known for their skills of actual representation. Since the release of this summers The Avengers, however; fan art has gone crazy for gender-swapping.
Women in Comic Books
The (above) amazing Alison Brie Captain America photoshopped image recently went viral. If the empowered image is anything to go by, girls can kick ass too. Lets take a look at some of our favourite fan-made women in comic books pics:
Heroines or Hero Fails?
Firstly, we’re going to start with The Avengers. We saw Kevin Bolk demonstrate how ridiculously female comic heroes are posed within their stories. From overextended spines to coy, over the bum glances. It’s made painfully clear how women are treated in the comic-verse.
(The Hulk & Thor in dress form: Kelsey Michelle via io9.com)
Drawing attention to the absurdity of female representation is just as important as strong new images. Dontcha think?
Strong, My Butt!
Check out this poster for The Avengers. Five men, one woman but OK.