Pictures that speak a thousand words.

I’m really ticked off that Ed Benes is doing the art for Batgirl. But instead of relating the nasty things my internal monologue is saying about the subject, I’m letting this comparison do the talking at the moment. 

On the left is the cover for issue 5 by Adam Hughes, on the right is the just released cover for issue 13 by Ed Benes. 

Note the defensive posture of a trained martial artist on the left who is making eye contact with her opponent. Notice her proportions and facial expression. Compare with the sexy vulnerability and averted eyes of the apparently oil-dipped figure on the right. 

Perfect examples of how female characters should and should not be drawn. 

Notes

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    Stop finding imaginary faults just to make your self sound civilized The left images she’s been beaten up but doesn’t...
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    Wah, wah, wah, wahhhhhhh! Left one shows Batgirl vulnerable because her opponent has the upphand, but she’s still...
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    God, Ed Benes’ art makes me wanna hit my head against a wall. And he does have a habit for contributing to series I...
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    Okay I’m glad I’m not the only one bothered by his art.
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