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Author Topic: Ame-Comi? Anyone?  (Read 1728 times)
greyman24
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« on: October 19, 2012, 09:33:18 AM »

The hook for this (manga-inspired women heroes--including some gender-switching) didn't really sell me. I'm not a huge manga fan and cheesecake art never tripped my ticket (Porn, with REAL ACTUAL WOMEN, is FREE on the Internet now! Have you heard?), but I have to say that I got kind of hooked.

The price point helped, but the series put forth some really interesting twists in established DC continuity--Joe Chill being a small time hood who winds up inspiring the REAL Joker of the series--Duela Dent; giving both Power Girl AND Supergirl a place in continuity together in a way that makes sense; Barbara Gordon being inspired to be Batgirl by her father being confined to a wheelchair...). The story was mostly the bunch of the characters fumbling along until they happen upon a way of beating the big bad, and the format of each week continuing the story in what would traditionally....be considered a different TITLE was confusing, but the characters were well imagined.

And, while the concept is unabashedly gimmicky, I have to say, the more I thought of it, the more I though, "Well, how odd is it that fate and random chance formed all of the MALE superheroes that form the top tier of the mainstream? I mean, it's a 50/50 chance, right? Why couldn't they have all been women?"

Anyway, I was curious if I was completely alone in this, particularly now that I see they're selling the books in print format.
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 10:47:23 PM »

I enjoyed Ame Comi Wonder Woman #1, I have been reading manga on and off since 2003 and I'm a big fan of Empowered so cheescake art barely shows up on my radar as a POS, swimming in the deep end dulls the edge. But the T&A stylings of the issue were really fun, a nice interpretation of Wonder Woman, a stuck up entitled early twentys-ish mammas girl, and a interesting way of getting her of the island and installing some heroism in her really helped me read through this issue without treating it like the half naked wonder babe the art presents.
The changing art weirded me out in one instance alone and that's that Cheetah changes design but otherwise it was a nice slice of cheesecake worth the £2.99 price point.
Now I just need to shove this up Dan DiDiDiDiDeDahDiD Dohhhs nose and get some more of this humor in the main DCU, and maybe some more steampunk Duella. *meow*
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 08:30:11 PM »

The full series is available digitally now, and it's worth the $0.99 an issue (not sure what the conversion is). Yeah, didn't know how to take Cheetah, but given what she looks like in the latest JL, it seems its closer to mainstream that you'd expect.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 11:54:46 AM »

I like it.  They aren't just adding boobs to the male versions and calling it good. They are creating new backgrounds and histories and making the series different.  It is a bit far-fetched that EVERY hero and villian is female though. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 08:14:23 AM »

I really liked the cover art of #1, but the rest of them didn't really hook me. It was the sort of thing where my wife got the deciding vote, and she shot it down.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 09:50:12 AM »

I like it.  They aren't just adding boobs to the male versions and calling it good. They are creating new backgrounds and histories and making the series different.  It is a bit far-fetched that EVERY hero and villian is female though. 

But isn't it a bit far-fetched that EVERY hero and villain in mainstream is male? Had the same thought myself at first reading the series, but then I realized that it's just as silly that 6 of the top 7 JL characters are men. In fact, almost all of the mainstream DC universe is comprised of men.
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