That about sums it up, really.
Now, now, let’s be fair- not all Miller’s female characters are whores.
Some are strippers.
Or if its Wonder Woman, then she’s a bitter militaristic hypocritical feminist. Who later demonstrates whore-like traits…
I honestly think that Robin-Carrie is the only female character Miller has written that wasn’t a whore. At least at first…
And some are naked lesbians.
Statistically speaking, most lesbians are naked at some point, but then so is everyone.
Not only did he fail to write a story without a woman being a whore, he also resorted to his old stand by of padding out his story with repetative use of the same line. All that is missing is the disgusting pedophilia over-tones.
Can anyone pin-point the exact point Miller went from being a competent writer to completely insane?
I hate to say it, but when Frank stopped the nose candy, his comics just went downhill fast. Either that or when he divorced Lynn Varley.
oh god I lol’d
I am immensely proud that I took a big gulp of coffee, read the above comment…
…and swiftly moved my wireless keyboard onto the bed!
….That is wonderful
Oh so it isn’t just me who feels that way? Relief.
Zephyr — a superhero webcomic in prose
oh jeez, I forgot about this one, I think this strip is what got me into this series in the first place
So, what happens in the next panel? You can’t leave us in suspense like this!
And thus Linkara was givin a go to joke for pretty much every single Frank Miller comic ever.
Glad I am not the only one who sees the rampant sexism in comics (and manga) and Frank Miller takes the cake. It kind of rips me in twian I will admit. The feminist half of me is outraged that all female characters are whores. The lusty part of me is always like “ZOMG! Rosario Dawson in leather! I WANNA EAT HER!” And thus, a conundrum.
You can make a girl sexy without making her a whore, Esmarelda from hunch back for example. I got my first wood from her.
So how come this guy is still alive
First off love this comic.
Not really disagreeing with the rampant sexism in comics or Frank Miller’s integral role in perpetuating this… but I’ll play devils advocate. You really should all check out the Martha Washington comics. She’s kind of a great character… and its one of the least popular things hes done. So while he has a responsibility to avoid lapsing into what seems like all too familiar themes and characterization with him, some of his reputation now is due to the market. Of course he’s known for the comics where he treats women like sh*t, thats what people are reading. Real quick, when you heard about Frank Miller, what did you here was “essential reading”? 300, Sin City, BatMan (where the commissioner is a stupid liberal woman) right? Maybe daredevil (which I haven’t read and wont comment on). Even though he does have massive problems with characterization, the man is great at genre, art, and matching them to thematic insight. And while he built a reputation around the “grittier” parts of his resume, his real mistake is trying to replicate this success by playing up and emphasizing the “Damsel in Distress” and hardened prostitute lesbian tropes instead of bringing more nuance and dimension to his gift with stylized storytelling and genre. Not gonna lie, loved parts of Sin City, particularly “Family Values”, in which the strippers take revenge on the mob for accidentally killing one of their lovers. But there are huge problems with it (The magic, silent, naked Japanese assassin for one), and the shame is the lack of growth. Its exciting because it suggests there can be depth, but then you read everything else and realizes that’s all there is. Its bad writing, failing to fully realize the world you’ve built by populating it by silent cardboard bimbos. Its what frustrates me in comics, sometimes they excite me intellectually and viscerally, only to disappoint by (sometimes accurately) assuming their audience cant understand complexities. But sadly, there’s a smaller market reading comics centered around an independent, smart black woman who keeps the ball rolling (and her clothes on) when everyone else has failed. What Im trying to say is, the man has produced ONE sci-fi genre gem that manages NOT to constantly whack you in the face with its problems while being genuinely funny and deserving its heart, and is worth checking out. Just saying.
I don’t think I’ll ever have the patience to read this comment just from shear wall of text even though I’m an avid book worm. Don’t worry, I don’t get it either.
I read the comment, and he’s bitching about how Frank Miller’s stories are populated with silent cardboard bimbos, and how he has trouble with characterisation. He also mentioned the good things, including his popularity, and skill in areas other than characters. And he’s made one worthwhile (unspecified) sci-fi.
This and the last one are possibly my favorite one-shot Shortpacked comics, and they came out right after one another.
I mentioned this comic to my friend recently as back story to a story about a mutual friend and his comment on me mentioning the setup (Frank Miller writing a non-whore female character) was “Can’t be done.” Neither of us are huge comic fans I just thought it was funny that he came to the same conclusion as Willis without hearing the end of the story.
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