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Andrew NDB
07-14-2017, 10:47 AM
https://moviepilot.com/p/realistic-marvel-dc-superheroes/4313282?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=kw&kwp_0=461688&kwp_4=1694970&kwp_1=726789

What do you think? Does this make them more realistic?

snake
07-14-2017, 10:58 AM
Ew. It's called escapism for a reason.

But hey, it's just a marketing gimmick that's easy to ignore because it's kept to variant covers.

Candy Kappa
07-14-2017, 10:59 AM
Ah, it's a parody of the Realistic Disney Princess Edits. This one was a bit lame.

oldmanwinters
07-14-2017, 11:00 AM
I laughed on the typo in the thread title. :tlol:

EDIT: The only one I like is the Superman edit because it does give him a build more similar to the George Reeves or Fleischer animated versions. It's very much a "farm boy" physique. The other edits just seem to exist to make a point that "plus size is beautiful." Which I'm not saying it isn't, but... shutting up now.

Candy Kappa
07-14-2017, 11:10 AM
Yeah, when I saw Superman, I thought it would be a proper Body Type edit, but all the other ones where "lol fat Superheroes".

I find it hilarious that Superheroes, primarily American Comic Superheroes sporting costumes so tight you can see every cervix, muscle bumps, veins and even the inside of the navel. But god forbid we see a bulge, or a moose-knuckle :lol:

snake
07-14-2017, 11:11 AM
Why do these covers assume that everyone is fat and tries to draw that as repulsive as possible? The Black Panther one is laughable. Like, the Gamora and Superman covers aren't that bad because the physiques look alright. I've seen thicker girls that I'd consider hot.

I really just don't understand the point of all this. Why would anyone want to see these so-called "realistic" comic book characters?

Candy Kappa
07-14-2017, 11:13 AM
It's just a jab against the Disney Princess one where they're drawn with more realistic proportions.

snake
07-14-2017, 11:15 AM
It's just a jab against the Disney Princess one where they're drawn with more realistic proportions.

I don't think it's a jab at it. More like a "let's also do this!".

ToTheNines
07-14-2017, 11:16 AM
"Realistic" Harley was very nice. The rest were dumb. Especially BP.

plastroncafe
07-14-2017, 11:16 AM
The only one I really like is the Harley one, and that's just because boobs like the ones she's drawn with come with curvier all around bodies...more often than not.

I'm a slice-of-life realism kind of gal, and so I dig the concept of drawing these heroes with a lens more focused on realistic body proportions. It's just I think the execution here wasn't fantastic.

What about instead of drawing every dude super strong man as a body builder, we envisioned them as folks who'd appear on World's Strongest Man competition.

Strong doesn't need to mean oiled and ripped.

Why they didn't just link to Alex Ross is beyond me.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
07-14-2017, 11:23 AM
Fat Spiderman.

Well, this will hopefully be the weirdest thing I see on the internet all day...

Andrew NDB
07-14-2017, 11:24 AM
I really just don't understand the point of all this. Why would anyone want to see these so-called "realistic" comic book characters?

Mostly for the body shaming. It's not a "realistic" photoshopping... it's a "now they're fat" photoshop. The article should have been titled "what comic book characters would look like if they were fat." If these characters were real they would be in ridiculous shape just from the training required to do what they do. Maybe Superman, less so.

And Aquaman would be in the best shape of them all since he swims all day and eats nothing but seaweed and fish.

snake
07-14-2017, 11:25 AM
Fat Spiderman.

Well, this will hopefully be the weirdest thing I see on the internet all day...

It's like you've never seen the typical Spider-Man cosplay at any comic con.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
07-14-2017, 11:31 AM
It's like you've never seen the typical Spider-Man cosplay at any comic con.

Yeah, but that's not WEIRD. That's just chunky dudes dressing up like their hero.

THIS is a chunky dude BEING the hero.

Again, I don't want to see anything weirder than this. This was not "realistic", this was "hur hur Fatman and Red Robin!"

plastroncafe
07-14-2017, 11:32 AM
Mostly for the body shaming. It's not a "realistic" photoshopping... it's a "now they're fat" photoshop. The article should have been titled "what comic book characters would look like if they were fat." If these characters were real they would be in ridiculous shape just from the training required to do what they do. Maybe Superman, less so.

And Aquaman would be in the best shape of them all since he swims all day and eats nothing but seaweed and fish.

They'd be in impeccable shape, sure....but not all the same shape.
Michael Phelps isn't built like Tom Brady.

http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uuuploads/different-body-types-olympic-athletes-howard-schatz/different-body-types-olympic-athletes-howard-schatz-16.jpg
https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/55a6b22b1300002b00939ac2.jpeg

mrmaczaps
07-14-2017, 01:42 PM
Yeah. None of those look right... lol
Fighters and supernaturally fit aliens from other planets and guys that are part fish aren't going to get tubby... for the ladies depicted, a LOT of the women bodybuilders are small chested...

Not fat shaming but a good indication of proper & healthy eating... which my generation really didn't get enough of... you would think they would do hero posters for going to the gym... get and keep people up and moving... as someone with a health issue that makes wanting to get up and move a bit more troublesome than someone without the issue, it ain't easy to even want to move...

Andrew NDB
07-14-2017, 01:57 PM
Yeah. None of those look right... lol
Fighters and supernaturally fit aliens from other planets and guys that are part fish aren't going to get tubby... for the ladies depicted, a LOT of the women bodybuilders are small chested...

Not fat shaming but a good indication of proper & healthy eating... which my generation really didn't get enough of... you would think they would do hero posters for going to the gym... get and keep people up and moving... as someone with a health issue that makes wanting to get up and move a bit more troublesome than someone without the issue, it ain't easy to even want to move...

It's normalizing obesity, which isn't helpful for anyone. It's something we should be encouraged to fight, not be encouraged to accept.

plastroncafe
07-14-2017, 02:05 PM
It's normalizing obesity, which isn't helpful for anyone. It's something we should be encouraged to fight, not be encouraged to accept.

Just so I'm clear.
You want to use images designed to be appealing to the gaze of one subset of people as a means to inspire all people towards a healthier living standard.

Yeah. Good luck with that.
I have Harley's rack. Know how I got it? Because I'm 20 lbs overweight and have a genetic predisposition towards carrying that weight in my torso.

If this were really about healthier living, and not about another image in some dude's spank bank, then there'd be more than one body type represented.

So please, you can take your concern trolling and shove it.

Cure
07-14-2017, 02:10 PM
This is stupid. It's like fat people forget that skinny, fit, and buff people are realistic, too. They exist.

Guile
07-14-2017, 02:47 PM
To be honest, it just looks plain stupid...

Andrew NDB
07-14-2017, 02:48 PM
I have Harley's rack. Know how I got it? Because I'm 20 lbs overweight and have a genetic predisposition towards carrying that weight in my torso.

You've always carried it well. You don't seem overweight.

mrmaczaps
07-14-2017, 03:08 PM
It's normalizing obesity, which isn't helpful for anyone. It's something we should be encouraged to fight, not be encouraged to accept.

That it is. Glad we can agree on a couple things...

snake
07-14-2017, 04:30 PM
I have Harley's rack. Know how I got it? Because I'm 20 lbs overweight and have a genetic predisposition towards carrying that weight in my torso.


I don't believe you. Post pics.

Andrew NDB
07-14-2017, 04:46 PM
I don't believe you. Post pics.

Oh, she's not kidding.

Jester
07-14-2017, 07:05 PM
Fat Spiderman.

Well, this will hopefully be the weirdest thing I see on the internet all day...
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/19/5f/ed/195fedfb2fc5fe56916e93f98779663a.jpg
:D

ToTheNines
07-14-2017, 07:21 PM
http://www.hollywoodloser.com/assets/italianspiderposter2.jpg

sdp
07-14-2017, 07:49 PM
Hello! This is 2017 not the 1840s, we are offended by those covers and I'm glad someone finally had the courage to call the comic book industry out.

I expected more from you dromers, now I can see that y'all are just as bad as mrmaczaps when it comes to fat shaming.

snake
07-14-2017, 07:51 PM
I think we should ban gyms all together. They irritate my self-diagnosed sensitivity disorder.

mrmaczaps
07-14-2017, 08:04 PM
Hello! This is 2017 not the 1840s, we are offended by those covers and I'm glad someone finally had the courage to call the comic book industry out.

I expected more from you dromers, now I can see that y'all are just as bad as mrmaczaps when it comes to fat shaming.

Its not fat shaming. Its called being healthy dumba$$. Kind of hard to fat shame when you are overweight. You dumb sob.

snake
07-14-2017, 08:05 PM
Its not fat shaming. Its called being healthy dumba$$. Kind f hard to fat shame whe you are overweight. You dumb sob.

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Cryomancer
07-14-2017, 09:06 PM
http://www.hollywoodloser.com/assets/italianspiderposter2.jpg

beat me to it

Andrew NDB
07-15-2017, 12:37 AM
Fat Spider-Man isn't new. Peter Parker was a great big fat guy in the M2 stuff with Spider-Girl. I think his weight gain was even the in-story reason for why he hung up the tights.

mrmaczaps
07-15-2017, 04:57 AM
Didn't he lose a leg in M2 at some point after having said daughter?

ToTheNines
07-15-2017, 05:23 AM
Its not fat shaming. Its called being healthy dumba$$. Kind of hard to fat shame when you are overweight. You dumb sob.

What a retard.

mrmaczaps
07-15-2017, 05:36 AM
What a retard.

Yeah you are but isn't retard an offense trigger word for snowflakes?

Splinter the boss
07-15-2017, 05:53 AM
That's not realistic, it's just drawing them fat. Black Panther and Spider-Man are especially disgusting.

snake
07-15-2017, 06:27 AM
Yeah you are but isn't retard an offense trigger word for snowflakes?

I know you have a health disability, but do you have a learning disability as well? Might explain a couple things.

mrmaczaps
07-15-2017, 01:13 PM
I know you have a health disability, but do you have a learning disability as well? Might explain a couple things.

Nope. But when every one of you smart a$$es jump up my a$$ every time I comment something, its difficult to tell which ones are being stupid & which are joking.

Markwyatt
07-15-2017, 02:29 PM
They look about the same to me.

MsMarvelDuckie
07-16-2017, 02:06 PM
Fat Spider-Man isn't new. Peter Parker was a great big fat guy in the M2 stuff with Spider-Girl. I think his weight gain was even the in-story reason for why he hung up the tights.

No he wasn't. A little out of shape maybe but hardly fat. I've read Spider-Girl and that most definitely was NOT the reason he hung up the webs. At one point in the series he even briefly went back into it to help her. (While trying to hide his disability.)

Didn't he lose a leg in M2 at some point after having said daughter?


As a matter of fact he did. In a fight with Green Goblin. That was the reason he stopped being Spidey.

mrmaczaps
07-16-2017, 09:49 PM
No he wasn't. A little out of shape maybe but hardly fat. I've read Spider-Girl and that most definitely was NOT the reason he hung up the webs. At one point in the series he even briefly went back into it to help her. (While trying to hide his disability.)




As a matter of fact he did. In a fight with Green Goblin. That was the reason he stopped being Spidey.

Thanks. Its been a while and I only read a couple of Spider Girl trades but I was certain loss of the leg contributed to no more webswinging.

Thank you.

MsMarvelDuckie
07-17-2017, 09:13 AM
Yeeeaah kind of hard to keep a secret identity with an injury that glaringly obvious. Would have outed him pretty quickly. So he quit. Became a desk jockey with the NYPD if memory serves. Or some type of cop-related job.

mrmaczaps
07-17-2017, 01:17 PM
Yeeeaah kind of hard to keep a secret identity with an injury that glaringly obvious. Would have outed him pretty quickly. So he quit. Became a desk jockey with the NYPD if memory serves. Or some type of cop-related job.

Interesting. Wish I had been able to track down the rest of that series. I always enjoyed Spidey as an adult...