Wednesday, March 01, 2006

That's the Outsiders?

I'm still too tired to give you guys any worthwhile insights. Instead, you can go see Kalinara talk about ass-kicking females, Shelly talk about heroes killing, Scipio talking about Superman or Chris talk about the Hulk hitting things.

Me, I'm just going to make fun of the horrible fashion sense of OYL, as outlined in the revealed March Outsiders cover. (Devon was right on the last member)

Shouldn't be Spoilers since it's coming out this month, but here's a Warning and a cut anyway



First off, I hope Thunder's hair implies time-travel to the seventies and not just a return to that fashion. I mean, I'm not an advocate of the blonde wig (which actually wasn't bad, as wigs go, for a secret ID. The contrast of skin and hair color insured that no one paid attention to her distinguishing features, just the blondeness), but this a pretty dated look.

And if I never see that cleopatra bob on another Asian woman in the DCU it'll be too damned soon.

That must be the rumored False Nightwing. Dick's hair would never go so limp.

Grace actually looks pretty cool.

And then, there's Owen. Poor Owen. A pastel-blue bandana over an otherwise bare neck. A coat with that colllar. This outfit would work with a white shirt underneath the coat, but even for a Flash villain this is pretty bad.

And what is he doing with these people anyway? Didn't the DCU just spend two years making the Flash villains... y'know.. bad guys again? I hope he's a Sciety plant, or the whole team is evil now, because it would suck to finally get a Captain Boomerang who actually makes sense as a Flash villain ad then go and make him good

And does anyone else find his hair a bit... feminine?

15 comments:

  1. Aww...I think Owen's outfit falls under the so awful it's cute thing. Like Dick Grayson or Ted Kord's outfits.

    And it might be dated, but I much prefer that hairstyle to the long blond wig. It really highlights her cheekbones. :-)

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  2. It's the Vertical Hair thing. Kyle's spiky hair does that too.

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  3. i like the redesign on thunder (i always thought the blonde wig was bs), but everyone else looks boring as hell.

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  4. Whoever "Grace" is, she looks good ... and really tall.

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  5. Is that Spider-Man's new costume that Katana's wearing?

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  6. Actually, Spidey's new suit is (god help us) red and yellow. But the pattern looks similar.

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  7. I like the way they look okay. I think Owen's bandana could be shortened without losing that "original" look they're going for. Just keep a blue color around his neck and although it wouldn't be a bandana it would still visually remind the reader of the previous Captain Boomerang.

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  8. Yeah, I'm wondering how they're going to sidestep the whole murder thing and have Boomie Jr be on a "good" team.

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  9. Apparently you guys have missed the fact that Grace has a mullet.

    That is all.

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  10. another reason that i'm proud to avoid Judd's comics.

    blech.

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  11. ok, i flipped through the book, and i have to say that thunder looks freaking retarded in the interior art. the suit is nowhere near as classictastic as the cover one, which i was supportive of, and her hair is stringy and gross.

    WEAK.

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  12. What in god's name did they do to Thunder? Someone whack off to too many Pam Grier movies one night? Although I like that she got a redesign (she was just not a cohesively themed character -- a girl named Thunder wearing a random outfit and having a power that has dick to do with actual thunder), this was NOT the way to go.

    Two Asian women in one team. I think I'm about to die. I <3 Grace. The addition of Katana was probably to assuage the suddenly impotent feeling otaku-men whose worlds have just gone all askew at the inclusion of a strong, non-feminine Asian American woman who takes no shit from anyone and knows nothing about ninjitsu or karate.

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  13. I'm not surprised by the heavy asian female presence. Judd has dated an asian girl since his Real World days, plus his cartoon Juniper Lee has an asian female protaganist. Maybe it's a fetish, maybe it's not, but either way it's good to see some diversity on a mainstream team.

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  14. I like Thunder's look. Much better than her old one, IMHO.

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