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So some of you may have seen the cover released for X-men: xenogenesis #3. I stopped reading Marvel ages ago, and it seems to be for good reason.





When I saw it, I had to reel back in horror- not only is the entire pose a big pile of DERP, along with posing Emma Frost like that fork is meant to be a substitute for the male reader's penis... but the anatomy. OH GOD, the ANATOMY (oh the humanity!).

Here, have some helpful redlining:




As my notes on the picture point out: first thing that hits me: MONSTER HIPS. I mean, I think 75% of her mass is in there! And there is so much mass there, those toothpick ankles are going to snap the second she stands. Her boobs apparently are flatten against some invisible board- the top curves don't match the bottoms! Or the sides! Apparently she's also missing a brain, because SHE HAS NO FOREHEAD. W. T. F.


I tried, also, to red line what a normal human being might look like in that position.





And suddenly I understand why I knew I was never cut out to be a comic book artist. Because I may have an imagination, but even I'm not creative enough to pass that off as a (good!) human body.
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From:shinyopals
Date:September 23rd, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
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I actually saw that earlier and blinked. Even allowing for some stylisation, it doesn't even look attractive.
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From:jedi_of_urth
Date:September 23rd, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm trying to work out how her leg is supposed to be shaped, but it just doesn't seem geometrically possible.
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From:havocthecat
Date:September 24th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)

here from The Hathor Legacy

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I think her ankle is so thin that it would snap from the weight of those platform shoes.
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From:droolfangrrl
Date:September 23rd, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
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for me, it's not that her anatomy is exaggerated and distorted. it's that hers is and his isn't.
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From:debs7
Date:September 24th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
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Your second picture isn't there :(

I want to see what you did.
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From:mealesbia
Date:September 24th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
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Same here! I just get a photobucket image saying that the image violated their terms of use. (Which, huh? How could the first redlining be violation if the second one isn't?)
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From:orange_crushed
Date:September 24th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
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I'm a long-time X-Men reader, and I follow Astonishing religiously, but... I dropped Xenogenesis after the first issue. Dropped it cold. Their bizarre interpretation of Emma and Storm's bodies (not to mention the fact that they aged down Hisako in a horrifying way) ruined the book for me. Their bodies were disfigured and manipulated in a way that made me embarrassed and angry and sad.

Also, her seven-foot hair. Emma would never put up with seven-foot hair, she's not Meggan. >:(
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From:acheronia
Date:September 27th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I have to agree. The art does matter. I've been following Astonishing X-men from the beginning. The first time I saw the cover for Xenogenesis, I dropped the series.

I just couldn't bring myself to buy it.
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From:snapesgirl34
Date:September 24th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Arrrrgh, my eyes!!! D: WTF am I looking at?
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From:zestylime
Date:September 24th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
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the tongue is the creepiest thing to me. TONGUES ARE NOT ANCHORED IN THE CENTER OF THE BACK OF YOUR MOUTH. AAAAAAH WHAT IS THAT THING, seriously.

ok it's all terrible.
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From:simonejester
Date:October 12th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
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Twitter is being a butthead so I'll post this here:

@jesidres Of course you're worth it! You're mad talented and have cool ideas. STAAAAAY *grabs your ankle*
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