Saturday, October 14, 2006
The Well-Dressed Villainess
Megan wore an interesting outfit in her debut:
While I won't comment upon her problematic decision to wear briefs which don't match the style or color of her top, I did have a question about her shirt.
Is it now essential for a villain's assistant to wear one of these Blackhawk inspired numbers? (Two non-villains, Zinda Blake [the Lady Blackhawk] and Action Girl sport them, too.)
Lex Luthor's right hand woman in 52 was wearing something similar in several issues.
Can anyone actually name this style of jacket/shirt?
As a visual reference, here's the Silver Age Zinda Blake's uniform (from Blackhawk #133, 1959):
Why might a woman with villainy on her mind decide to put one of these on?
But, hey, there might be some hope for Luthor's assistant - at least SHE's sharing skirts with Arisia!
Which begs the question - if The Blackhawk Squadron were wearing those jackets during WWII, were we sure they were on our side...? ;)
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce - and co-author of Marvel's upcoming WHITE TIGER comic!
Timothy: The look definitely seems to be army-inspired.
So I guess the shirt is a reflection of what an arch villain might want in a female second-in-command: attention to detail and military efficiency.