Tuesday, November 12, 2013

How To Fix DC Comics!

(A series wherein I propose the sweeping changes necessary to salvage these once-beloved characters)

In Iggy Pop's immortal ode to Hollywood, "Butt Town," there's this line: "But the girl with the hair flies by in her underwear."

I always joked that it was a reference to Starfire.

Starfire - Loathe as I am to defend any aspect of her portrayal therein, there's this run in Red Hood and the Outlaws wherein Koriand'r wears a sci-fi style flight suit. Form-fitting? Sure! But at least it covers her up...

Why can't she just wear something like that?

Look, I'm no prude; far from it. My all-time favorite show is MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head - and I'm a huge horror movie enthusiast (which often contains copious amounts of both sex and nudity). But this is too much.

Especially when you consider that not one, but two animated series - aimed largely at children - have been based on the Teen Titans.

People, we live in an internet age. If perverts and pubescent males want to see stuff like that, they don't have far to go. Get this girl some clothes.

While we're on the subject, what's with the ongoing sluttification (is that a word?) of the character?

1. She's a princess;


2. In my proposed reboot, she's a married woman (having gotten together, and actually been allowed to stay with Nightwing - not once again split up by editorial fiat)!

So you're not just offending women everywhere - you're providing a terrible role model for young girls to look up to. And that's just got to stop.

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