A different look at Red Hood and the Outlaws…(sort of NSFW)
I have no doubt that everybody’s already seen this, so I drew… them swapping bathing suits.
I was going to give Kory Jay’s t-shirt, but she doesn’t really liked to be dressed anyway. Couldn’t bring myself to do it. But she gets Roy’s trunks.
I won’t go throwing spoilers around (but I assume the rest of Tumblr has already done that for me), but I saw the Kory in Red Hood and the Outlaws and then remembered this, this, and this Kory, and couldn’t imagine them being the same person at all.
Tumblr’s ranted and raved about it enough for me, so I’ll just shamelessly promote this article.
Welp, boys, I’m glad you divided that bikini evenly.
translation of that art: “Women are only allowed to be strong when they wear ugly baggy clothes and cover themselves up. Otherwise, they are dirty whores who are also probably victims.”
translation of that shit article that people keep posting: “blah blah, slut shaming, blah blah, more slut shaming, blah blah, let’s take away these women’s sexual agency and try to make them victimes, blah blah, more slut shaming.”
At this point, I’ve stopped being angry at people. At this point, they genuinely have my pity. What kind of terrible world you must live in if you see something wrong with three adults (or two, in Catwoman’s case) having consensual sex.
Hello, there. This is the artist of this speaking. It really isn’t the greatest, but, hey, I felt compelled to draw it. Now, on what you said: I really don’t agree. There’s a reason I didn’t bother with Kory’s shirt. She doesn’t like to be dressed - heck, she probably doesn’t like even that much clothing. She’d more likely prance around naked. And I’m perfectly alright with that.
My issue lies in their exploitation of her character - wait, no, scratch that, my complaint lies in them messing with who Kory is. In a world of Batmans who are terrified of coming to terms with their emotions, we get a Kory - a woman who is completely comfortable with her body, completely comfortable with her emotions - loves without reserve and feels so intensely, and hates being exploited.
Yeah. I’m talking about that Kory.
What did they turn her into? A goldfish and a dog. So, what is that? A goldfish-dog? She seems there to pretty much answer to their every beck and call and - guess what? She can’t remember anything so it’s okay to take advantage of that. Mmhmm.
Now take a good long look at those three panels I referred to in reference to the old Kory.
She’s strong, sexy, completely okay with nude photography that doesn’t exploit her, loves emotionally first and physically second, and, above all else, is one of the most inspiring women in comics.
Yeah, that’s the Kory I knew and loved.
I’m missing her like you don’t even know.
Also briefly wondering if you could get away with reblogging this without catching my attention. Also curious as to whether you missed where I said I couldn’t bring myself to draw Kory in Jay’s t-shirt because the Kory I know doesn’t even like the restraints of clothing.