- Posted by Johanna on January 8, 2006 at 9:22 am
- Category: Comic News
I find the idea of Phantom Lady in the supposedly-for-kids Justice League Unlimited #17 wrong and distasteful. Her costume of two sideways breast slings and a bikini bottom doesn’t “fall within the scope of contemporary styles and fashions” and so shouldn’t be Comic Code-approved. Come to think of it, neither does the Black Condor’s underwear-with-vertical-upwards-strip-of-cloth ensemble. At least his can be drawn in the animated style without creating freaky anatomy, as the artist doesn’t seem sure what to do with Phantom Lady’s cleavage.
She’s also handled oddly in the story — there’s one panel where an invisible Gypsy is crushing her wrist-bands, but the way it’s drawn, it makes it look like Phantom Lady is grabbing her special girl parts with both hands. Later, when Doll Man hits Gypsy, making her visible, she’s shown with her face aimed at Phantom Lady’s crotch. Just poor taste all around, especially considering that the Freedom Fighters were just slaughtered and disposed of in Infinite Crisis.
I also found out from this issue that Powerpuff Girls #70 is their final issue. That’s a shame — that series had some good stories, and it was nice to have a superhero comic that could be recommended especially to girls without concern.