Archive for January, 2011

What the warlord!

January 24, 2011

I saw this and I howled into the night. I love the John Carter of Mars stories, even though they may not have aged so well and probably will not appeal to a modern audience. However just the covers alone make me yell out in pain. It seems to be going for the lowest common denominator. I.e. teenage fanboys. Now I don’t have a problem with drawing women all out of proportion, because its not just limited to women, men are also similarly depicted with outlandish biceps, chests etc ( see Rob Liefeld et al. ) . However this for some reason has annoyed me so much, its just too much…though I do quite like the cover by Sean Chen, its pretty realistic though she’s a bit too skinny…she needs to eat some food!

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