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How about a little respect? by CallMePo How about a little respect? by CallMePo
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reasons why Powergirl cannot be taken seriously is not because of her cotume and cleavage window its because he origin was redone too many times. she started out as a supergirl form earth 2 but when Crisis on Infinite Earths wiped out all thealt earths Powergilr was put in limbo. then she was rdone into an Atlantean which made no sense then she was back to being a Kryptonian.
The cleavage windos is simple she even said she has it because she doesnt have a proper symbol which again is because of her messed up origin Donna Troy is also anther example of a messed up origin that was basically shelved when dC had the bright idea to wipe out 40 years of charater history with their Icon heroes.

As for She-Hulk she cant be taken seriously because she has been for years been written as tongue in cheek which you can balem John byrne for that. The second She-Hulk series he wrote and drew was WAY too campy and Jen fought D class Marvel villains which not even Spider-Man would touch!
Even bringing Titania into her next 4 series wasnt taken seriously. Titiania used to beat the living shit of Jen! Hell she bludgeoned her in Secret Wars before Doc Ock and The wrecker and his Wrecking crew showed up!
Yet in her own series which was played and written for laughs Titania became an on going joke where she would get knocked out in ONE freakin punch!
She-Hulk had alot more respectability when she was in the Fantastic Four and not even when she was in the Avengers.
Her first series the Savage She-Hulk back in 78-79 was her best sadly after that not so.
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originalnameless Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too bad their popularity here in dA don't translate to sales irl but they receive a lot of loving here from deviants :iconmonkeythumbplz:
I sort of had the same sentiment why there aren't popular mainstream African-American and Asian superheroes, unfair world isn't it? :no:
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mvdr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
See #patriarchy
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hvk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Far too many issues with the mainstream to really cover why Power Girl and She-Hulk don't get enough respect that they deserve; your accompanying rant pretty much said it all! Alas, but for fun comics like Excalibur and the Dan Slott runs...

On a strictly art note, you draw them absolutely fantastic! I'm now officially a big fan of the way you draw She-Hulk; it seriously bugs me when people draw her skinny or no taller than other women. She's one of the HULK CLAN, she ought to be big and muscle-y, y'know? You pretty much hit the nail on how she ought to be built. Excellent work!
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jinsyght Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
booster gold and aquaman ask them selves the same thing all the time lol
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OrionPax09 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Well, I'm much more familiar with She-Hulk than I am with Power Girl, but I do agree that Jen has never gotten the credit she truly deserves as a hero, and as a person. She's a brave, intelligent woman who turned what would have been a curse that could very easily have ruined her life, and turned it into a blessing. She has fought every bit as courageously against the odds as A-List heroes such as Spider-Man and Captain America. She's developed her fighting skills to such a degree that she can effortlessly deal with thugs and goons even without her powers. She's coped with her identity being public knowledge, she maintains a normal career despite the madness of her life, has hung on despite the numerous setbacks she has suffered, and writers seem to delight in making her out to be a slut, a skank, and even worse.

Peter David himself once said this: "She-Hulk has the potential to be our Wonder Woman. A powerful female with a strong moral center and a determination to do what's right. She's also a unique combination of brains and brawn. The ideal She-Hulk story is one that plays on both aspects of her make-up, the intelligence combined with her strength."

And yet, so many writers forget that the reason she's so promiscuous because she's ultimately lonely and wants someone to accept her as she is. Forget the many trials and tribulations she's overcome to get as far as she had. And they turn her into a piece of brainless eye candy. :P

Of course, this a problem frequently encountered with female super heroes. Especially those considered as the Distaff Counterparts to male heroes, such as She-Hulk and Power Girl. Even Wonder Woman has been trashed pretty badly, as evidenced by some of her recent costumes. :bleh:

As for how to handle She-Hulk so that she were to get the props she deserves, if I were writing her, I'd start by giving her a new nemesis. Titania is a great opponent for She-Hulk in that she's obsessed with defeating her and has the muscle to back up that determination. But I think that Jen also needs a nemesis with brains to challenge hers in the legal arena. A crime lord of sorts (preferably female) on the scale of someone like the Kingpin, but more sadistic. Someone who flaunts how she's above the law, and thus making it a challenge for Jen to think of ways of making charges against her stick.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Writers. They suck. Awesome work here
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saintvulcan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
i know why power girl isnt taken seriously, she dresses skimpy and has hue boobs lol
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ricktimusprime0825 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
You make a good point.
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TMNTFAN85 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*stares at their chest, shakes head* sorry what did you say?
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