mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
mordicai caeli

  • Mood:
  • Music:
empowered: volume three by adam warren.

this continues to be super weird to me, as was when i read the first two. the subject is pretty much the objectification of women in comics. the brief backstory: empowered is based on the "pay per request" sketches at conventions where guys would ask for superheroines all gagged & bound & whatever. ravenface is the real victim here! he requests, you know, the morton salt girl, & artists just assume it is kink & draw her all slutty. anyhow, this isn't a story, this is a series of vignettes. strips, if you will forgive the awful pun. they remain weird because they are a comment on objectification-- & are totally in genre, in the exploitation. if only for generating such a layered response, i'm interested. fordmadoxfraud said it was the best of things in the pile he brought back, but i think he likes the series more than me. so anyhow, now i'm going to go watch the mole with jenny. i invited pamela over, as she was bummed earlier, but she recovered & mostly jenny & i have been hanging out. back to that...suckers!
Tags: books, comics, empowered, warren

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.