Red Hot, Ladies and Gentlemen.
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Alrighty then. Hey! Look down below—we’re now up to $133 towards the next bonus page! Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Kathryn K. (who just made their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Warren B., Katherine W. & Ali A. for their generous donations over the last week! Thank you all so much!
There are a couple panels on this page that I love. I love what Adam and Vero did with Panels 1-3 up there—very pretty colors and clear story-telling. This also has one of my favorite Commander poses—panel 5. Coupled with her expression, I find it really heroic. And yet, thanks to y’all turning me on to the Escher Girls blog, I’m now also noticing that we get a very good view of her butt as well. Hmm. Now, perhaps because I’m a gay guy, that part of her anatomy didn’t catch my eye at all. When I saw the completed art, my mind was all like: that fierce expression! That shoulder! Those fists! (And I’m certain it also wasn’t Adam’s goal to sexualize this pose either.) But as I publish this comic, there are many ways that I learn from all of you and based on the intelligent discussion in the comments about the history of these kinds of poses, the posing of our female characters is something I will pay a lot more attention to. If a female character is deliberately trying to strike a provocative pose (as a future character will do), that’s one thing. But is that Commander’s vibe? Not so much. The art for this scene is already complete, but this is something I’m going to pay a lot more attention to when she is onscreen in future scenes and I thank you all again for being such a great, smart community of readers who continue to be great teachers as well.
So! Looks like the team is ready to charge in to save folks! I wonder whose power we’re going to learn about next? Tune in next Saturday to find out!