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MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
Well, ladies and gents, we can stop whining about that Heroes for Hentai cover. Put away your copies of the "Feminine Mystique." All you clueless nerds who would miss your ass shots, pornface, cameltoe, camelfaux and titstitstits are in the clear. "Men are in jeopardy too" (and its variants) can be struck from the Bingo card.
Forget Cover Rage! Forget going over covers in Previews and laughing at them! You were all judging by exactly the same thing as any browser or newbie would, anyway! You're over! It's old! It was outrage for outrage's sake! You are expending energy in a way others disapprove of! You're fat and ugly!

Joe Quesada has brought comics gender peril sleaze equity! We need never mock a book by its cover again! This one mocks itself!

Ouch, my Balls are Gone

This feminist pinnacle brought to you by Chris's Invincible Super-Blog!

Wait, wait...why does Spidey have no junk? He's as smooth as a Rub-a-Dub Dolly! Spidey is gagged, spread-eagled, got a web-rope around his neck, got Aunt May checking out his ass and some dude looking like he's ready for Spidey to drop a poop on his head!

We take back the first two paragraphs of this post. If Spidey gets tied up and still has no junk, no autoerotic asphyxsiation wood, then cover mocking?-- it's ON.
 
 
MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
03 July 2007 @ 07:56 am
BECAUSE FEMALE SUPERHEROES DERIVE THEIR POWERS FROM THEIR EXPOSED WOMBS.



Seriously, the exposed midriff is a purely decorative costume element, like the high heel. It serves no functional purpose; in fact it's impractical in combat situations.  It's only all the more obvious when the females are placed beside their more sensibly-clad male colleagues. So why so many midriffs among superheroines? Because it's fashionable in the real world? Because it's sexy? We're not saying that midriffs are inherently bad. But midriffs DO indicate the inherent difference in the way female and male superheroes are treated- even in so-called "wholesome" children's TV shows. What do midriffs say about the character?

The next time you design a superheroine with a naked belly, first ask yourself why.










 
 
MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
30 June 2007 @ 09:38 am
 For a change, Manstream will let commenters have their say about this cover, instead of bugging out about another nymphet. What do you think? Is it creepy? Inoffensive? Innocent? Nice drawing? Or, to quote Dark Horse, "Kenichi Sonoda's familiar sexy style"?





And as a bonus, here's another:

How would you like a fat, fun book full of sexy girls shooting guns and blowing things up, all while driving hot cars and fighting the mob? And while you're at it, make it a manga!






Here's the Kicker:
* Comes shrink wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.
 
 
MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
MICHAEL TURNER'S RED SONJA VS. SPIDERMAN



The battle can only end one way:













If Michael Turner, Greg Land, and Frank Cho all leave comics, Manstream will lose eighty percent of its material. Thank you, Turner, Land and Cho, for providing us with a steady stream of painfully amusing pictures. We love you guys. No, really! After all, you only hurt the ones you love.
 
 
MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
28 June 2007 @ 09:12 am
While other Manstreamers are chillin' with Prozac and a cardboard jug of Boozy Quik, the rest are working tirelessly to beat each other to the punch.
This is Sheena, in her first appearance in her own book. We are in awe of the invisible fastenings of the knife, ankle bracelet, arm bracelet, and smart Michael Jackson single yeti-fur arm cuff. But we digress.



Behold a not-too-rare Fanservice Hat Trick: TITS, ASS, and CROTCH! Manstream wonders why there was even a effort expended making the bottoms like leopard granny panties.
 Manstream does grudingly add points back on for Sheena debuting in her own book looking like she's flying at us in an invisible Love Swing.

HowEVER, Manstream believes if you're going to go for the crucial TAC Hat Trick, to commit to crotch all the way, like so:


Or even so:

It's not accurate, but at least they tried.

C'mon, Marble Comics Devil's Due! You gave us Heroes for Hentai! Can't we also have fly-at-the-face-cameltoe? Why does DC have to lead the way on a girl-friendly book?
You're Devil's Due! No one expects much, so why not aim high?

(Sheena image discovered at ComicsWorthReading.com.)
 
 
MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
25 June 2007 @ 07:41 pm

 Well, isn't that just like a woman.

Earth goddess, X-men Leader, Morlock champion, rebel punk, and master thief......but we all know what really matters.

Fantastic Four  #547
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: Paul Pelletier

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"You can tell Michael Collins that my hair is completely natural."
"This is NOT  a weave!"





Please , let that character be a skrull. I call on the goddess of comics and the saint of fangirls- let that character be a skrull...
 
 
MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
25 June 2007 @ 08:09 am


PHOTOGRAPHER: MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT/ KHARI EVANS
EXPEDITION: SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #2

In this rare expedition photo, a She-Devil demonstrates typical behavior in its natural habitat. While scavenging for food , she rubs her scent glands (located in her substantial hind quarters) across tree trunks to mark her territory. It's a painful process, judging from her grimace, for the glands must be rubbed raw to release the scent- which is why the She-Devil prefers as little skin covering as possible.
This She-Devil appears to be in an advanced state of heat and is ready to reproduce. Unfortunately, male She-Devils are all but extinct, and she must make do with the more-than-adequate phallic pleasures of her dinosaur's claw and tongue.
 
 
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22 June 2007 @ 08:43 am
MANSTREAM TAKES SOME PROZAC, NICENESS ENSUES


After so much negativity, Manstream thought it might be time to celebrate some of the positive aspects of MANSTREAM COMICS. Fortunately, a few previews have come down the blogosphere pike that provide a glimpse into what a happy, healthy mainstream comics industry would look like.

After DC's mishandling of the whole 'Lesbo Batwoman' character, it was nice to see Marvel tackle the lesbian superhero angle as well. No idea how Quasar's story will turn out, or whether she'll turn out to be just another 'WTF LESBIAN' casualty, but for now we'll just enjoy the sheer cuteness of her coupling with Moondragon:

Annihilation Conquest Prologue




Second up is Michael Turner's latest project, Kiani- a spinoff of his company's flagship book Fathom. Like almost every Michael Turner cover, this book features a scantily clad, well-buit female in scabrous armor. The difference is, this isn't drawn by Michael Turner. As a result, you have plausible anatomy, a powerful female looking out at the audience in a stance that's ready for action.



Contrast this with an actual Michael Turner-drawn cover, and you'll see what we mean:

The unnatural twist in the torso to show off her thong? The come-hither lookin in the face that says 'Check me out big boy' instead of 'I'm gonna beat the shit out of you if you dick with me, asshole'? The total reliance on his colorist to improve a rather static  portrait?

And finally....not official art, but wouldn't it be a hoot if it were.





Do you have any suggestions for future MANSTREAM APPROVAL? Found some mainstream pics that warm your cockles? Send them here! Leave them in the comments or send links to manstream (@) gmail.com.
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MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
20 June 2007 @ 07:57 pm
SPOILER WARNING



THE GOOD NEWS: After much lobbying by fangirls Stephanie Brown, aka the dead Girl Robin, finally gets a memorial in the Batcave.

THE BAD NEWS: DC chief Dan Didio first makes some ...compromises.




 
 
MANSTREAM COMICS AWARDS
19 June 2007 @ 08:49 am
SEPARATED AT BIRTH?



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