Monday, 31 March 2008

Superheroes and Lingerie

We all know nowadays that a woman can do everything a man can, but when she's out on the mean streets of New York City, saving lives and bringing villains to justice, a woman needs to feel confident and comfortable. That's right: even more than the men, today's female superheroes need really good knickers.

And since they don't have that oddball pants-worn-on-the-outside trend that the boys have, that means comfortable active wear lingerie, that adapts and stretches, and doesn't bite, cut or rub, even when you're leaping a tall building or lifting a locomotive off a small child. Or hurting men.

Diana Lance, a.k.a. the Black Canary, is a member of the Justice League of America, and, I must say, always very well turned out. Recently, she married fellow super-hero Green Arrow. So DC Comics have taken the trouble to raise awareness of the feminine side of being a superhero by publishing the Black Canary Wedding Planner, in which all the ladies of the Justice League of America go on a hen party together, and sashay down to Rigby and Peller to choose some really nice outfits.

I'm linking to the pictures courtesy of Robyn at "Girls Read Comics And They're Pissed" who thought that the girls' musculature wasn't well developed (I agree with that; I like to see a bit of bicep on a girl, and so does Heidi the Chickenlady) and the whole scene was a little bit stylised and homoerotic, and aimed at 14 year old boys.

Well, maybe it was, but Batman and Robin always seemed pretty homoerotic to me, too. I hope that some of the readers managed to pick up some present buying tips for later life.


I, still, ♥ the views said...

I prefer these myself, and they are on sale. . .

Gordie said...

"Chantilly lace and a pretty face
And a pony tail hanging down
That wiggle in the walk
and giggle in the talk
Makes the world go round.

There ain't
Nothing in the world
Like a big eyed girl
Make me act so funny,
Make me spend my money
Make me feel real loose
Like a long necked goose
Like a girl,
Oh baby that's what I like"

Big Bopper

fathorse said...

pish, Bravissimo's where it's at.Although, even then I think I'd need to be one of these be-corsetted super heroes or I'd end up knocking myself out as I run down the street. And then I'd have to fly because I couldn't breathe enough in a corset for running. And also I'm lazy and want to fly.

What's wrong with homoerotica, I ask?

Gordie said...

Ah, don't know Bravissima (goes to peek) Hmmm - nice advertising slogan; but why does that blonde model have a Hulk Hogan moustache.

Nothing wrong with homoerotica. I got quite distracted by when I was researching this.