bellatrys (bellatrys) wrote,
bellatrys
bellatrys

Look! I made the costume cool!

You know how sometimes controversial comic book art gets changed before it hits the shelves, but after proofing, like the Citizen Steel visible/invisible crotch, the bigger-than-her-head Power Girl slight reduction, or the wandering hand of Batman most recently - well, I've recently discovered that Green Lantern has likewise been subject to post-controversy editing, although this time it happened before hitting previews, as the outcry came from upstairs.

Edit: looking closer and checking, it's not Kyle and Anti-Kyle, it's AU Kyle and Hal Jordan, but it would be funnier if it had been the other way.

It looks in the printed version as if Kyle Hal is overreacting a little to a relatively mild boast by his Evil Twin™ negaverse counterpart , who has said "I made the costume cool" to cause that furious, wincing recoil:



But it turns out that when Kyle Rayner was turned evil, the artists just interpreted this going by what "evil" usually means for a character costume change - and this was the result.


"Aaaagh! My eyes!"

--Now doesn't Good!Kyle's Hal's reaction to Evil!Kyle's brag make more sense? (At least, based on how Most Writers Are Male...)

Of course the DC PTB freaked out and insisted that Evil!Kyle be covered back up modestly, upon seeing this, unjustly depriving loyal readers capable of appreciating beautiful human bodies of their fanservice.

(Thanks to reader mari_redstar for the suggestion!)
Tags: art, comics, fandom, feminism, humour, pop culture, privilege, sexism
Subscribe

  • Heisenberg's Bastard, Part V

    Of course I'm a fanatic and a milquetoast at the same time - wave/particle, legitimate/bastard, evil-selfish-brat/goody-two-shoes, it's a wonder I…

  • Heisenberg's Bastard, part IV

    Some animals just are more equal than others-- It's more important that we all suffer and eat all the shit he dishes out, than that he have to…

  • Heisenberg's Bastard, Part III

    When the game is rigged, the only way to win is not to play there is no way to win - or not to play It got a lot easier, in terms of my own…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 19 comments

  • Heisenberg's Bastard, Part V

    Of course I'm a fanatic and a milquetoast at the same time - wave/particle, legitimate/bastard, evil-selfish-brat/goody-two-shoes, it's a wonder I…

  • Heisenberg's Bastard, part IV

    Some animals just are more equal than others-- It's more important that we all suffer and eat all the shit he dishes out, than that he have to…

  • Heisenberg's Bastard, Part III

    When the game is rigged, the only way to win is not to play there is no way to win - or not to play It got a lot easier, in terms of my own…