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Old 07-14-2017, 10:47 AM   #1
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"Realistic" photoshops of superheroes

https://moviepilot.com/p/realistic-m...0&kwp_1=726789

What do you think? Does this make them more realistic?
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:59 AM   #3
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Ah, it's a parody of the Realistic Disney Princess Edits. This one was a bit lame.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:00 AM   #4
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I laughed on the typo in the thread title.

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.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:10 AM   #5
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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
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:11 AM   #6
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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?
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:13 AM   #7
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It's just a jab against the Disney Princess one where they're drawn with more realistic proportions.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:15 AM   #8
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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!".
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:16 AM   #9
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"Realistic" Harley was very nice. The rest were dumb. Especially BP.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:16 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:23 AM   #11
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Fat Spiderman.

Well, this will hopefully be the weirdest thing I see on the internet all day...
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:24 AM   #12
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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.
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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.

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