Saturday, September 1, 2007

Leave It to Chance



When things go bump in the night, you can try to deal with it yourself...or you can Leave It To Chance! See my discussion of this wonderful but ill-fated comic over at the Holy Heroes!! blog.

And then there is Chance herself. She has a boyish haircut, thick eyebrows, and a decidedly androgynous body she usually covers with overalls and a bulky trench coat. Again, this appears to be a reaction against the stereotypes of comics in which crime-fighting women are typically voluptuous and underdressed. The reader may get the sense that Robinson and Smith have carefully and consciously de-sexualized their heroine. [more...]
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