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This is What a Fourteen Year Old Girl Looks Like in Comics Today

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:52 am

This is What a Fourteen Year Old Girl Looks Like in Comics Today

From yesterday's Wolverine and the X-Men.




From yesterday's Wolverine and the X-Men #33:

That girl in the Black Queen outfit is Idie, a fourteen year old mutant.  And while the scene sort of makes sense in the context of the comic (Idie is undercover at a teenage version of the Hellfire Club and I guess is trying to seduce a teenage boy in order to get to the bottom of a recent attack on a friend), this is still how a fourteen year old girl is depicted in a comic book. 

I honestly don't know what sort of conversation we're supposed to have over this. Is it the fact that even fourteen year old girls can't escape from the curvaceous body type most female comic book characters have?  Is it that this weird sexualization occurred in what's been heralded in a "fun and lighthearted" comic (that really isn't at all)?  Or is that none of the comic blogging elite seems to care that we just had a fourteen year old girl in a fetish outfit pop up in a mainstream comic?

My gut feeling is that this panel just weirds me out.  I'm sure other people will comment that it's perfectly alright, since the outfit was given to her by a evil teenaged boy.  I dunno.  This is just a really odd panel that stuck out to me yesterday. 



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superfictious

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Postby superfictious » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:08 am

Wasn't there a panel that showed how she couldn't really fill out the costume? I know that's not really an excuse, if one is needed. It's an awkward situation to analyze.
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chap22

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Postby chap22 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:14 am

"Is it that this weird sexualization occurred in what's been heralded in a "fun and lighthearted" comic (that really isn't at all)?"

it actually really is. h8r.
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:38 am

chap22 wrote:"Is it that this weird sexualization occurred in what's been heralded in a "fun and lighthearted" comic (that really isn't at all)?"

it actually really is. h8r.


Nothing is more fun and lighthearted to Chap than a sexualized fourteen year old girl.
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:39 am

This is chap's favorite issue.
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superfictious

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Postby superfictious » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:40 am

In many ways Chap is like his idol Hawkeye.
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BlueStreak

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Postby BlueStreak » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:44 am

I personally got a giggle or two out of the hilarious torture scenes Aaron's been throwing in there. It's like Game of Thrones, only without the castration (he's probably saving that for next issue).
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chap22

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Postby chap22 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:45 am

:roll: :roll:

it has nothing to do with the outfit, or even this particular issue. WatXM is a fun, lighthearted book. it just is. does that mean every panel is hearts and rainbows and marshmallows? no. but the overall tone is fun.
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Postby superfictious » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:49 am

chap22 wrote::roll: :roll:

it has nothing to do with the outfit, or even this particular issue. WatXM is a fun, lighthearted book. it just is. does that mean every panel is hearts and rainbows and marshmallows? no. but the overall tone is fun.


:lol: It just occurred to me Starfire in the TT days couldn't have been much older.
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chap22

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Postby chap22 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:05 am

superfictious wrote:
:lol: It just occurred to me Starfire in the TT days couldn't have been much older.

they were all around 18-20 or so at the time of NTT #1 except Gar, who was like 15 or 16, IIRC. Dick had already dropped out of college, Wally and Raven were in college, Donna had been to college and had a career, etc. Kory always seemed to me to be about the same age as them.
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superfictious

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Postby superfictious » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:14 am

chap22 wrote:they were all around 18-20 or so at the time of NTT #1 except Gar, who was like 15 or 16, IIRC. Dick had already dropped out of college, Wally and Raven were in college, Donna had been to college and had a career, etc. Kory always seemed to me to be about the same age as them.


I guess you're right. For some reason I always thought of her to be around 16.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:45 am

superfictious wrote:
I guess you're right. For some reason I always thought of her to be around 16.


Tamaran has a different year then Earth does?

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:59 am

Anyone learn what Chris Claremont's reaction is?
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bkthomson

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Postby bkthomson » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:21 am

Cat-Scratch wrote:Anyone learn what Chris Claremont's reaction is?

He has not come out of the bathroom yet.
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superfictious

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Postby superfictious » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:23 am

:smt011 :lol:

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