Fabulous Friday: Shero Approved Comic Books
Superheroes and comics go hand in hand. Thing is, there are so many comics out there, how are you to know which comics are smexy enough for your lovely eyes? Well, everyone’s favorite transgender superhero happens to be a closet comic book nerd, so he though he’d share with you the comic books that are:
Let me warn you, there is much Spandex involved in the comics below. but Spandex can be smexy. And even though there are many that would say women in comics is nothing more than objectification (something NOT Shero approved), the objectification goes both ways. When men don Spandex it’s a throbbing muscle, package revealing fiesta! So, with that said, I want to introduce you to some Shero Approved Comics!
Before Kick Ass was a delightful and irreverent film, it was (and is) a comic book. The original Kick Ass is the story of Dave Lizewski, a teenager who sets out to become a real life superhero. He eventually gets caught up with a ruthless pair of vigilantes (Hit-Girl and Big Daddy) who are on a mission to take down the gangster John Genovese. This series was given a huge boost by the incredible film that had Hit-Girl played to perfection by Chloë Moretz.
But why Kick Ass? There isn’t a smexy-as-hell superheroine! Says Shero: “Kick Ass is one of those comics that helps us all to understand how important it is to follow our dreams and be true to who we are.” How can you not love that?
Okay, Wonder Woman is iconic to the strength in womanhood and Shero approves the hell out of some o’ dat. She is, after all, the single most famous female superhero of all time. And to that costume, Shero says: “Shoo, if I could wear that custom the way Wonder Woman did, I’d never leave the boudoir!”
Wonder Woman is a warrior Princess of the Amazons whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to a world torn by the hatred of men. Known in her homeland as Diana of Themyscira, her powers include superhuman strength, flight, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility. She is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat and in the art of tactical warfare. She also possesses animal-like cunning skills and a natural rapport with animals (rowr kitty, rowr). Wonder Woman uses a Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a throwing weapon, and, in some iterations, an invisible airplane.
But don’t even think evil villainry can get past that figure and that hair. No. Possible. Way.
Priscilla Kitaen (not Tawny) was an exotic dancer before being rescued by the WildC.A.T.s from the Daemonites.
Voodoo had a gift called the “Sight” which allowed her to perceive if a person was possessed by a Daemonite. This power also allowed her to “exorcise” the daemonites from the bodies they were possessing. Voodoo became incredibly important to both the WildC.A.T.s and the Daemonites. Voodoo eventually sided with the WildC.A.T.S and revealed even greater powers. Smexy!
With these new powers (telepathy and the ability to develop animal-like traits) lead her to be trained by Zealot in the martial arts of The Coda.
The gist? Voodoo kicks ass and does it while flaunting some serious smexy.
Are you kidding me? Gotham City couldn’t have found a smexier, more kick ass superheroin than one of Batman‘s side-kicks. Batgirl is a proud member of the Batman Family similar to Robin (without the added whine). She patrols Gotham City fighting crime using some of the sexiest martial arts ever witnessed, her wits, and an arsenal of high-tech gadgets (what’s a Batperson without gadgets?). There have been several women to take the position over the years. The most well-recognized Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, niece of Commissioner Gordon. She was Batgirl for many years until the Joker (side-kicked by the delicious Harley Quinn) shot her through the spine during Killing Joke and paralyzed her.
One of the most (if not the) bad ass, take no prisoners comic grrrrls of all time, is Tank Girl!
From the brilliant minds of Alan Martin & Jamie Hewlett… came the original Tank Girl comics. She’s female, ferocious and foul-mouthed… just the girl U want. And although Tank Girl is a delinquent comic book heroine, Shero says “Tank Girl represents the punk rock girl in all of us, and none of us would stand a chance against her in a dark alley.”
Tank Girl will rock your socks and steal your boots. And as she leaves the scene you’ll most likely hear her say “It’s been swell, but the swelling’s gone!”
And with that, I’ll leave you with this wonderful clip from the movie inspired by Tank Girl (starring the darling dearest, Lorie Petty).
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