Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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deathspeaker submitted:

Nothing says “badass” like a booty shot.
While not the worst pose I’ve seen around it still caught my eye. I’m entirely unsure what those pose is supposed to be telling me. I can recreate it fairly easily but it’s not very comfortable and most of all it makes no sense other then to show off her taut booty. Is she turning to strike at someone, her weight doesn’t actually seem to be fully on her right leg, what is the left one doing? Seems a pretty good example of ‘Show the sexy, who cares about the story.’

Cover of New Avengers: The Reunion Vol 1 #1, art by Jo Chen. Characters: Mockingbird (female), Ronin (Clint Barton, also known as Hawkeye)

One day, somebody needs to sneak up on the guy from behind, so he has to face his sexy butt to the enemy, and the girl can be in the cool combat stance.

deathspeaker submitted:


Nothing says “badass” like a booty shot.

While not the worst pose I’ve seen around it still caught my eye. I’m entirely unsure what those pose is supposed to be telling me. I can recreate it fairly easily but it’s not very comfortable and most of all it makes no sense other then to show off her taut booty. Is she turning to strike at someone, her weight doesn’t actually seem to be fully on her right leg, what is the left one doing? Seems a pretty good example of ‘Show the sexy, who cares about the story.’

Cover of New Avengers: The Reunion Vol 1 #1, art by Jo Chen. Characters: Mockingbird (female), Ronin (Clint Barton, also known as Hawkeye)

One day, somebody needs to sneak up on the guy from behind, so he has to face his sexy butt to the enemy, and the girl can be in the cool combat stance.

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  1. thebitca reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I agree completely. I love Jo Chen but I hate this cover. It’s pathetically obvious that this is pandering to the “only...
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  7. lavampiremerveilleuse said: When Jo Chen Is good she is really good, when she is bad… she does this >.<
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  9. clockworkrenegade said: You should check out some pre-reboot Nightwing comics. Its not the same pose, but some of those artists really loved to show off Dick’s butt.
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  11. spikeghost reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I like Jo Chen but goddamn sometimes his female characters make no sense.
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  13. ceruleanfirefly said: I can’t get over how those sticks look like they’re just coming out of the sides of her hands as opposed to it looking like she is holding them (the one in her right hand especially). Shame, because I really like Jo Chen.
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