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This is from Mike Deodato’s Jade Warriors, which you might remember from this post.  Apparently, the series, originally published by Image, has been re-released on the web.  Handy!
I know that’s meant to be her armpit, but I keep seeing the girl on the left’s arm as coming from beneath her breast.  And the girl in blue’s buttcheek is falling off.  And… oh god… the horror.
Also, while this may SEEM as if it’s exotification of Asian women, actually, this is just what we do on weekends with our girlfriends (and pet dragons).

This is from Mike Deodato’s Jade Warriors, which you might remember from this post.  Apparently, the series, originally published by Image, has been re-released on the web.  Handy!

I know that’s meant to be her armpit, but I keep seeing the girl on the left’s arm as coming from beneath her breast.  And the girl in blue’s buttcheek is falling off.  And… oh god… the horror.

Also, while this may SEEM as if it’s exotification of Asian women, actually, this is just what we do on weekends with our girlfriends (and pet dragons).

I think this is supposed to be sexy and a male fantasy but oh my god somebody get her an ambulance.  And I think that’s acid, not water that’s dripping off her, look her boobs are already starting to melt off her chest!

I think this is supposed to be sexy and a male fantasy but oh my god somebody get her an ambulance.  And I think that’s acid, not water that’s dripping off her, look her boobs are already starting to melt off her chest!

"Amazing creature" is right.  (And if we extrapolate where her knee is off the page, her thighs might be the length of her upper body.)
Also… that is not water… it was either raining milk outside, or she got into a fight with Spider-Man, or…

"Amazing creature" is right.  (And if we extrapolate where her knee is off the page, her thighs might be the length of her upper body.)

Also… that is not water… it was either raining milk outside, or she got into a fight with Spider-Man, or…

Ignoring the hilarious sexist dialogue for the moment, the side of her back just transitioned into the back of her back. o_o
(Now back to the hilarious sexist dialogue.  Damn those FEMALES being so mean to nice men!)

Ignoring the hilarious sexist dialogue for the moment, the side of her back just transitioned into the back of her back. o_o

(Now back to the hilarious sexist dialogue.  Damn those FEMALES being so mean to nice men!)

sabsurd submitted:

I know you’ve been getting a lot of Jade Warriors lately, but I just found this page to be so ridiculous and laughable, I couldn’t help myself.
First, the gratuitous stripper butt in the first panel. Because we just couldn’t have it be a normal restaurant. Oh no, it had to be a strip club.Second, Deathkiss suddenly flying in boobs-first in a centaur pose, armed with an obligatory pornface. 
Deodato, you have outdone yourself.

Being punched in the back is so sexy!  Also, despite what we see, I suspect she didn’t break anything and is going to get back up just fine.  The sad part is, the bent in the spine is probably not to show how hurt she is, but to make her seem sexier to us.

sabsurd submitted:

I know you’ve been getting a lot of Jade Warriors lately, but I just found this page to be so ridiculous and laughable, I couldn’t help myself.

First, the gratuitous stripper butt in the first panel. Because we just couldn’t have it be a normal restaurant. Oh no, it had to be a strip club.
Second, Deathkiss suddenly flying in boobs-first in a centaur pose, armed with an obligatory pornface. 

Deodato, you have outdone yourself.

Being punched in the back is so sexy!  Also, despite what we see, I suspect she didn’t break anything and is going to get back up just fine.  The sad part is, the bent in the spine is probably not to show how hurt she is, but to make her seem sexier to us.

Um, I wouldn’t let a Decepticon that close to Optimus Prime, if I were you.

Um, I wouldn’t let a Decepticon that close to Optimus Prime, if I were you.

zagglezig submitted:

Yes, the title is a pun on the main characters here revealing the supernatural and themselves.

We’ve seen sexy witch burnings.  Now sexy crucifixions!  But ignoring that, the girl on the ground’s boob is growing right out of her side.

zagglezig submitted:

Yes, the title is a pun on the main characters here revealing the supernatural and themselves.

We’ve seen sexy witch burnings.  Now sexy crucifixions!  But ignoring that, the girl on the ground’s boob is growing right out of her side.

Jack Brown submitted:




Literally traced from Porn
This is an ad for Jade Warriors on Keenspot.  Not sure if this is actually professional, I think I remember other Jade Warriors stuff being posted here.  Found it on the Fall Out Toy Works page Here.
And I mean what I said in the title, this is literally traced, down to the Outfit and the Rope-Work, from a piece of Sailor Moon Porn.  If you want I can probably find the original, but I think this post is already creepy enough.


I guess they ran out of the electrical tape they used to bind her breasts and crotch up, and so they resorted to using rope.
Original cover this is from:
Literally traced from Porn

This is an ad for Jade Warriors on Keenspot.  Not sure if this is actually professional, I think I remember other Jade Warriors stuff being posted here.  Found it on the Fall Out Toy Works page Here.

And I mean what I said in the title, this is literally traced, down to the Outfit and the Rope-Work, from a piece of Sailor Moon Porn.  If you want I can probably find the original, but I think this post is already creepy enough.

I guess they ran out of the electrical tape they used to bind her breasts and crotch up, and so they resorted to using rope.

Original cover this is from: