mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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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!
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