Engage Thruster!

I'm not sure this qualifies as a "Bad Super Costume", but I think it does a nice job of illustrating some of the problems inherent in using spandex as a covering material, problems most artists just gloss over.

Oh, who am I kidding, the costume is fine but I just couldn't resist posting this anyway for the sheer, unadulterated, nasty thrusting magnificence of the whole thing:

I think the flaps of the tunic fluttering back are a particularly nice touch, framing the ... area of primary interest quite well. Why do I get the feeling that his battle cry is nothing more than a series of cackling grunts and heavy breathing?

18 Responses to Engage Thruster!

  1. Avatar Bael says:

    Kinda looks like he found Ms. Monroe’s favorite subway grate, doesn’t it?

  2. Avatar Owl_Poop says:

    Mr. Goggles with his… stick thing… doesn’t help sales go up any further either. No homo. LOL

  3. Avatar Mr. Q says:

    Ok, lets break this down a bit. Mask could do without the whole white pointy eared shape. The flappy sleeves have got to go. Same for the ski… GAH! CHRIS O’DONNEL CODPIECE! AAAAAAAAHHH!!!!

    Mr. Q (Avert your eyes!)

  4. Avatar thejay says:

    I think the energy beam comes out of the wrong place. Oh, wait… I take that back.

  5. Avatar X-stacy says:

    In his defense, he must be very excited. It’s his first issue!

    …unless Stick-guy is talking only about his crotch, which is what he’s pointing at.

  6. Avatar Chip McDaniel says:

    He looks like a blend of Thanos, Wonder Man, and Jack of Hearts.

  7. Avatar kingmonkey says:

    Out of curiosity, who the hell is this guy? I don’t see a title on this very first issue cover. Not the wisest of marketing ideas.

  8. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    It’s a popular British character, Dark Nebula, apparently. I took the image from “The International Superheroes” site.

    I frankly don’t know anything about the guy except that he is very, very cocky. Ahem.

  9. Avatar Worf says:

    Hey X-Stacy, I was browsing the site Jeff suggested and came across this:

    http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/x/xstacy.htm

    Is that “you”?

  10. Avatar Kalkin says:

    This picture supports my theory that superpowers are also super viagra due to massive overdose of adrenaline and testosterone.

  11. Avatar kingmonkey says:

    I always thought X-stacy was a guy, but I guess I was wrong.

  12. Avatar haz says:

    You know, so long as we’ve got a choice between B-cup and D-cup for our female superheroes in HM3, maybe there’s something here that could be adopted into the male briefs sections. Hmm…

  13. Avatar thejay says:

    @haz – Blasphemy, dude.

  14. Avatar coyote says:

    haz has a point ….and thinks the males in HM3 need one too :: grin

  15. Avatar X-stacy says:

    Why, Worf, the resemblance is uncanny! But I’ve never heard of her. Maybe we both came from the same factory.

    (kingmonkey, I’m a lesbian. On the interwebs, I’m often mistaken for a dude. Even when I just go by Stacy.)

  16. Avatar kingmonkey says:

    Funny, I’m often mistaken for a lesbian on the interwebs. It must be my Chat Roulette screen name: xX_Im_a_Lesbian_Xx.

    In retrospect, I can see how that might be a bit misleading.

  17. Avatar tom says:

    beware evil doers! I have a BIG package (of justice) for you! wonder how this fight turned out? one big stick and one big package?