Advertisement

A Wonder Woman nit to pick

This is the main board on The Outhouse, where Outhousers talk about everything. No topics are off limits, and it doesn't have to be about comics. All the topics from the other boards also show up in The Asylum, so you never have to leave1

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Logged in users see WAY LESS ADS, so why not register? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

outsider
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 33563
Likes: 868 posts
Liked in: 476 posts
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:35 pm
Title: Absent
Formerly: Daddy Longlegs, Max Power


A Wonder Woman nit to pick

Postby outsider » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:21 am

Looking at Troy's most recent (and very cool) sig image:
Image
I noticed how Superman has a cool art deco Daily Planet logo and Batman has the Gotham City skyline.
What is in the background of Wonder Woman? Frickin' ruins. Why does Wonder Woman not merit some new & shiny buildings or at least a cool island silhouette? (maybe add the mudflap lady with a palm tree? That's a 'Paradise Island' for sure!)
Image

It's always bugged me how an island of immortals would have stuck with the exact same style of architecture *and* not even bothered to make it look better than the ruins of Man's World. Clearly I've thought too much on this, so I've also come to the realization that the artists/creators over the years that have made this decision. But have they bothered to do their research beyond referencing photo books of ancient Greece? Wouldn't at least one have come across the notion that the ancient Greek structures were more than likely adorned with all kinds of color?
[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
Image
Image

At least Perez mixed it up a bit by adding some MC Escher perspective fun:
Image

I mean, we have an island with purple rays and kangaroos - why do the buildings have to be so antiquated?
-

Advertisement

SuperginraiX
User avatar
Outhouse Editor
 
Posts: 8068
Likes: 58 posts
Liked in: 76 posts
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:51 pm
Location: Waite Park MN
Title: unpronounceable
Formerly: Sane


Re: A Wonder Woman nit to pick

Postby SuperginraiX » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:40 am

I'm not really a Wonder Woman fan... at all... but I DO like the ancient Greek style of building. Even when I go into a modern building, seeing columns and other Greek inspired devices always classes up the joint.

As for the monotone colors that adorn most modern takes on an ancient style, I'm just gonna go with public perception. The general public isn't aware that most of those ancient buildings and statues were once very colorful. They just see them as they are and assume that's how they always looked. And so that's how we build them now and expect them to look every time someone does a movie on ancient Greece or, say, portrays an island of Amazons.

I also blame the colorist.
Image

GHERU
User avatar


YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 39057
Likes: 142 posts
Liked in: 210 posts
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:03 pm
Location: Fucking Akron


Re: A Wonder Woman nit to pick

Postby GHERU » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:03 pm

though this said Wonder Woman nip pic


I was dissapointed
RUviews
Benderbrau wrote:Welcome to the Outhouse. Where civility means you're doing it wrong.

outsider
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 33563
Likes: 868 posts
Liked in: 476 posts
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:35 pm
Title: Absent
Formerly: Daddy Longlegs, Max Power


Re: A Wonder Woman nit to pick

Postby outsider » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:14 am

GHERU wrote:though this said Wonder Woman nip pic


I was dissapointed

:lol:

Image
is the best I can do. :smt102
-

leave a comment with facebook


Return to The Asylum



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], MSNbot Media and 37 guests

Advertisement