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Friday, June 23, 2006

Random Reaction to 52

52 #7 was a momentous issue for a lot of reasons. Naturally, there are a lot of reactions/questions floating around out there.

I have to admit though, upon reading it, my first reaction is still...:

How the *fuck* did they make *Ralph Dibny* hot?!


  • At June 23, 2006 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well since he's a widow he's gone and shaped his body into hotness.

    He can do that, you know.

  • At June 23, 2006 7:41 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Apparently so. :-)

  • At June 23, 2006 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's the intense stare. It makes him look like he's filled with righteous anger, which gives him that whole "badboy with a heart of gold" thing going for him; sort of like James Dean.

    I'm told women go for that sort of thing.

    That and the stubble, which makes him look all rugged and whatnot.

  • At June 23, 2006 9:55 AM, Blogger Hate Filled Poster said…

    It's hard to look sexy in a purple and white costume.

  • At June 23, 2006 12:34 PM, Blogger CalvinPitt said…

    I thought it was just because his face had stopped melting, which it seemed to be doing constantly in Identity Crisis.

    That's a good first step right there. Other wise, i'd vote beard, under I guess the "Riker Principle" or something.

  • At June 23, 2006 1:33 PM, Blogger Tom Bondurant said…

    Looks like Ralph's been watching a lot "Lost," specifically Sawyer. In that last panel, I expect him to cut loose with the derogatory nicknames.

  • At June 23, 2006 4:00 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    anon: You're probably right. He's also got that tempered-steel gauntness going on, like everything soft has been stripped away.

    shane: point. And he's in a suit. Suits are sexy. :-)

    calvin: There's that. :-)

    tom: Oddly I never liked Sawyer on Lost. I suppose because I can't help but think, "Okay, you're stuck on an Island, and you're not *contributing* anything." Jack might be a jackass, but he pulls his weight. :-P

    I'll admit, Sawyer's pretty though.

  • At June 23, 2006 7:19 PM, Blogger notintheface said…

    I think it's that he's not doing that damned twitch.

    And if Ralph were like Sawyer he'd probably call Booster "NASCAR Gold" or "Future Boy" or "Jetson".

    Josh Holloway (Sawyer) would probably make a great Jonah Hex.

  • At June 23, 2006 7:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Glad to see you have your priorities in check. :p

    Yeah, Ralph's always been drawn goofy. Maybe it was the elongated, twitchy nose that denied him any hotness?

  • At June 23, 2006 8:08 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    notintheface: I kind of like the twitch. :-P

    I think Holloway's a little too pretty for Hex, myself.

    gus: The nose was fun. :-) But not so hot.

    And I never forget my priorities. :-P

  • At June 23, 2006 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Its the assertive attitude and the fact that he's willing to call Booster on his BS.

    Nothing more attractive than confidence, right?

  • At June 23, 2006 8:51 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    :-) Probably the combination of everything listed so far.

    Especially the suit. :-)

  • At June 23, 2006 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Forgive my ignorance about 52, but are the sexual overtones text or subtext? Because the panels taken out of context say to me that those boys love each other.

    On that note, is it too wrong of me to admit that I would not in any way be adverse to seeing fanservice in the form of them kissing?

  • At June 23, 2006 9:55 PM, Blogger kalinara said… know, I didn't even connect any innuendo to those panels. :-) I'm losing my touch.

    No intentional subtext AFAIK...but *would* be really...interesting.

  • At June 24, 2006 2:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think your mistaken.

  • At June 24, 2006 2:20 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    About the hotness of Ralph, the not-intentional subtext, or the fact that Booster/Ralph would be interesting?

  • At June 24, 2006 2:23 AM, Blogger Heath Edwards said…

    i think its cuz they smooshed his nose... doesn't his beak normally stick way out of his face?

  • At June 24, 2006 12:34 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Probably. :-)

  • At June 26, 2006 5:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    .... whoa.
    When you're right, you're right, once again. I think it's tht take a stand against The Man (from the Future) style shot, the lowered head, the intensity and the idea that he's really got nothing else at this point, so why the hell not make yourself over to a sexy bachlor?

  • At June 26, 2006 6:16 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    *nod nod* It's really mesmerizing, isn't it?


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