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Ink Pen by Phil Dunlap for February 13, 2011

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  1. Kamino Neko  almost 10 years ago

    Hah. Clever, clever, Mr Dunlap.

    (Tough, to be fair, Supergirl got a pretty good origin of her own - the whole exploded planet thing kind of effected her, too, and they had to explain a lot of things in light of that. She-Hulk’s is pretty lame, though.)

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  2. Coyoty Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    That’s just bizarro.

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  3. zero  almost 10 years ago

    Hey - at least she got the good looks in the family….

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  4. fritzoid Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    That’s the big double-standard, jukeofurl. A male super-hero’s powers are far more likely to manifest as a physical deformity than a female’s. Scales, huge foreheads, hooves, tails, what-have-you… But a super-heroine’s “transformation” is more likely to increase her hotness than detract from it.

    There are a few exceptions (She-Thing is the only one that comes to mind, but there are others), but their scarcity points out the generality of the rule.

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  5. twistedmonkey  almost 10 years ago

    zzzzzzzzzz

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  6. SidSnomann  almost 10 years ago

    KaminoNeko: It’s ‘affected’, not ‘effected’.

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  7. freeholder1  almost 10 years ago

    Nerds and geeks tend to like their fantasy women in iconic proportions, fritz. Witness the road kill t-shirts ads.

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  8. freeholder1  almost 10 years ago

    Grammar Man is at it again!!!

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  9. fritzoid Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    freeholder, it’s been posted here before, but…

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MostCommonSuperPower

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  10. fritzoid Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    For a worst-case scenario of a heroine with an uglifying super-power, check out Element Girl’s predicament in Neil Gaiman’s “Facade”, which is collected in the “Dream Country” collection of Sandman.

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  11. ellisaana Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    The origin of Rogue’s powers is interesting. (The comic version of Rogue, not the movie version)

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