I’m done reading Birds of Prey (until the fourth volume comes out, that is), but I thought I’d share an observation I had as I read. Check out the two pictures below:
But, the differences are unsettling. Namely, the overt sexualization of the characters’ bodies and their lack of individual identity in their faces in the second picture.
This is the sort of thing seen a great deal in comic book art and comic book culture: the women are treated as sex fantasies more often than not. This is a great indication of why the industry has yet to become accepting of females as comic book professionals (artists and writers) and in the general superhero fandom.
This really isn’t so much a thesis as it is an observation made by many long before I stumbled into things. It’s also a way I can share this comic and share some of these other comic strips describing the issues in better ways than I ever could.
Weigh in. What do you guys think?