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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Well *I* think it's cool

Okay, so with all the hubbub about Batwoman, her sexuality, her possible exploitability, her hair and heels, I haven't seen anyone comment on what I think is the most interesting part of the original Ross image...



According to the notation, she's 5'10". She's *tall*. She's exactly one inch shorter than Nightwing, Kyle or Sand. And she wears *heels*.

Which means that in a practical sense, she's going to be taller than them.

I like that. :-)

8 Comments:

  • At June 08, 2006 2:08 PM, Blogger Brainfreeze said…

    Do we know that the 5'10" isn't in the heels,though? (That was my assumption since I figured the height was given so artists could measure her against other characters in a scene.) Because that would make her 5'7" or 5-8", putting her in the "tall enough to be sexy, not tall enough to be scary" category. :)

     
  • At June 08, 2006 3:56 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Aww, you have to use sense to kill my buzz don't you? I was hoping for tall-scary. :-)

     
  • At June 08, 2006 10:01 PM, Blogger Anthony Palmer said…

    She's an inch taller than me. Cool.

    My only peeves with Batwoman at the moment are the heels (obviously) and the low-riding belt. Current fashion taxes me at the spiritual level, like a giant, flame-engulfed cheese-grater upon the tender cheddar of my soul. You'd think she'd want a properly worn belt that won't constrict her when she starts doing some of the inevitable kung fu kicking.

     
  • At June 08, 2006 10:10 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    *nod* it urks me too. But then I'm hoping it ends up a character point. Like she has the long hair/high heels/belt because she's vain and likes to look pretty, and other characters call her on it.

    I like vain/shallow characters sometimes, it'd give her a nice dose of humanity. Also run her counter to Montoya or Sawyer, DC's other most featured lesbian characters.

     
  • At June 08, 2006 10:54 PM, Blogger Tom Bondurant said…

    You know, the 5'10" figure could also include the "ears" on the mask....

    I hope she's scary-tall, I hope the heels are a sign of vanity too, and I really hope it's established somehow that Kate Kane has consciously decided to wear an updated version of Barbara Gordon's old costume. Would it have killed DC to have done something with Kathy Kane's yellow-and-red duds?

     
  • At June 08, 2006 11:52 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Well, there is red in the costume at least. :-) But the connection to Barbara would be cool. :-)

     
  • At June 11, 2006 6:06 AM, Anonymous About:Blank said…

    Yes, you got *it*: she's TALL. That's the key to her sexy aura (outside of the obvious others).

    aj

     
  • At June 11, 2006 6:24 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Yep!

     

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