I’ve decided I need a regular column-type thing around here so I’ve decided to start things off with Comic Butt-Shots!!! That’s right. I shall be exploring the dark underbelly of comics artwork and trying to find different comics each week which prominently feature a character’s behind. I hope to get mostly females and I’m sure the comic artists won’t disappoint me, but fret not nubile females…the male ones shall probably be seen every time an issue of Green Lantern is out (yes…that book is way too heavy on Hal-Ass – pun way intended). So, without further ado…let’s start with this week’s entry: Dagger (from Civil War #4)
In this week’s Civil War, Steve McNiven had to draw Dagger a couple of times. I count 7 appearances but I could be wrong. Out of those 7, 3 are boob-shots, 2 are face-shots and 2 are the reason we are here: Butt-Shots! Now I don’t know what this exactly says about McNiven, but hey…any fodder for this blog is much appreciated.
First off, the subdued butt-shot. This one is almost demure in it’s appearance as while it does showcase the shapely ass of Tandy, it’s no worse than any other character standing with their back to the reader. It was also somewhat in context as we were supposed to be looking at Thor through the characters’ eyes and thus having their backs towards us made sense. All in all, a good shot enhanced greatly by the slight peep-show we get from the frayed pants.
The second and final butt-shot of this particular issue was a lot more…revealing…in certain aspects anyway. In this shot you can clearly see the contours of the ass incredibly well. I mean seriously, it’s like McNiven wanted us to notice this particular piece. In a panel filled with screaming heroes and a huge-ass hammer, Dagger gets a prominent butt-shot when a simple fall-splat would’ve sufficed. This does make me want to read more McNiven books but I wonder if this was really necessary in the context of the scene. Not bad…but c’mon…she didn’t need to be falling face-first with her butt in the air.
That concludes our weekly introduction of crass. Tune in next week when I hope to return with more butts. As long as there be butts…there be me. Stay tuned!