Thanks for connecting! You're almost done. Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. Female superhero costumes are the comic industry's "No Cooties" signs: They prove that the people who designed them think about girls a lot but don't really know how they work and are making sure it stays that way. I am not an enlightened man. I consider the wipe-clean cheerleader costume a greater advance in clothing technology than the spacesuit. But the only "strong" in many "strong female comic book characters" are the oblique muscles required to point their ass and boobs in the same direction. Marvel Psylocke's buttocks are like the Mona Lisa 's eyes, they follow you no matter what angle you're looking from.
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix star Alexandra Shipp hasn't held back about the franchise's previous treatment of female characters. Talking to Digital Spy at WonderCon, Shipp — who reprises her X-Men: Apocalypse role as Storm — praised the new movie for how different it felt to previous movies in the series to date. Everyone's different, we're not just boobs and that's nice. Dark Phoenix is a retelling of the classic comics storyline that was first explored on screen in X-Men: The Last Stand. In the new version though, Sophie Turner's Jean Grey is front-and-centre and not relegated to a subplot. For Shipp, working with Turner and Jessica Chastain turned out to be a prophetic experience. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Type keyword s to search. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.
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Women in comics get a bad rap. They really do. All the lady superheroes in Marvel and DC get slammed. They have no substance, feminists say. Which can be true. But they did offer one thing: sex appeal. Of course there are exceptions to this rule. But series like X-Men brought female supes up in the world and showed readers, hey women can have strong personalities too!