Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I'll believe it when I see it.

Aaron Lopresti to replace the Dodsons on Wonder Woman.
NRAMA: What are your views on Wonder Woman - what is she to you? She seems to have this continuum of meaning and everyone has one or two places upon it that resonate with them...

AL: For me she is the perfect embodiment of what it means to be a super hero, male or female. In some ways she is like Superman or Captain America (when he was alive). She is a character that has character and it makes her stand head and shoulders above the rest of female
super hero community.

Most importantly, I don't feel I am drawing sexually exploitive material when I am working on Wonder Woman. Somehow she seems to be above all of that. At least in my mind.
I'd make a joke about him having his work cut out for him, but honestly so long the costume manages to cover her butt and her breasts most fans'll be impressed with his restraint.

And guess what, it does.

And there's muscle definition.

I'm grumpy to see the Dodsons leave, though. I grumbled when they announced them because Harley Quinn was so cheesecakey, but I was really surprised and pleased with the actual work.


  1. I just took a look at Lopresti's site (aaronlopresti.com) and he's got other Wonder Woman sketches there, and like the one you linked to, they can be described as graceful and athletic but not at all cheesecakey. I suppose someone out there is going to disagree about the cheesecake, what it all comes down to is emphasis: when a woman's running around in a one-piece bathing suit, do you emphasize the T&A or draw the eye away from it? Lopresti does the latter, quite well I might add.

    I suspect Wonder Woman is in good artistic hands.

  2. I've never been a Dodsons fan, but I am an Aaron Lopresti fan, and it's nice to see him draw a book about a female protagonist not written by Brian Reed.

  3. I took a look at his pictures and really liked what I saw. ^.^

  4. What? But... but that costume is NOT painted on! You can't even see her nipples! I declare this the WORST WONDER WOMAN ART EVER!

    (sarcasm and Comic Book Guy voice off)

    Seriously, that looks good.