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Old March 28 2010, 05:22 AM   #1
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What's With The Short Pants?

Anybody know why artists occasionally draw him like this? He was wearing the cutoffs and a short sleeve shirt too in the Darkseid story. Is this supposed to be his summer look? It looks a little effeminate to me.


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Old March 28 2010, 05:26 AM   #2
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Re: What's With The Short Pants?

His armor is based on Roman gladiators. Back than warriors need their limbs exposed to be completely free to move. In fact most men had exposed legs with sandals back than.
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Old March 28 2010, 06:36 AM   #3
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Re: What's With The Short Pants?

^ We have a winner.
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Old March 28 2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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Because that's how his creator, Jack Kirby, drew him originally.
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Old March 28 2010, 08:07 AM   #5
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Re: What's With The Short Pants?

Why did Kirby change the style? It's not the way he had him in the original trilogy.


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Old March 28 2010, 08:22 AM   #6
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Re: What's With The Short Pants?

To show off his sculpted quads to all the ladies.
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Old March 28 2010, 08:46 AM   #7
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^ You mean the laydeeeeeeeze...
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Old March 28 2010, 09:18 AM   #8
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Kirby liked to change his own designs a lot. The Thing was different from issue to issue in the early days.
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Old March 28 2010, 10:09 AM   #9
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Kirby liked to change his own designs a lot. The Thing was different from issue to issue in the early days.
But that's a different story.
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Old March 28 2010, 11:46 AM   #10
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Re: What's With The Short Pants?

The Lensman wrote: View Post
Because that's how his creator, Jack Kirby, drew him originally.
That picture is a little too close to be horrifying.

It looks a little effeminate to me.


Tell some Roman Gladiators that, I'm sure they'll have a nice response for you.
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Old March 28 2010, 12:35 PM   #11
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Re: What's With The Short Pants?

Darkseid is like that too, his original outfit looked like a one-piece bathing suit.

For the animated show, Bruce Timm redesigned it so he looks like he had a more regal kilt look (like Scottish kings).
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Old March 28 2010, 12:50 PM   #12
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Tell some Roman Gladiators that, I'm sure they'll have a nice response for you.
Because they're so fabulous?
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Old March 28 2010, 03:50 PM   #13
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That's Galactus' summer outfit.

And I like the big "G" on his chest in the one panel, he should have kept that.
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Old March 28 2010, 07:54 PM   #14
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Not seeing that much a difference in the skirt in those three pictures. Maybe in the fact the legs are colored blue in the third one that makes it okay.
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Old March 28 2010, 08:22 PM   #15
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According to John Byrne, you see Galactus in short pants because that is the only way you can comprehend him.
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