MANSTREAM TAKES SOME PROZAC
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.