Bombshell & Atomica #1 (Bad Bug Comics, Kickstarter) - hot lesbian heroines!

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So, remember in the 70s, 80s and 90s when lesbians were allowed to look hot?
Now, they are once again! (the worm is finally turning)

New York comics writer Kat Calamia, who also goes under the name "Comic Uno" for her Youtube channel, once had an interesting superhero comic about a girl who took over the superheroine trade from her busted-up superhero father, and their relationship. It was a bit like Stargirl meets Invincible. The interior artist who drew the first six issues of that was Pittsburgh's Wayne Brown. Around the time Wayne's stint with Kat was winding down, we hired Wayne to be one of the two interior artist for Heroineburgh Comics (he still is, having finished his part for upcoming Issue 4) and the rest is history.

After that, Kat Calamia did a bunch of books about magical stuff and queer slice-of-life topics. I wasn't really interested.
But right now, she and her writing partner Phil Falco have been writing a work-for-hire for the West Virginia-based Bad Bug Comics,
run by Mike and Alice Tener. One of the 'wings' of Bad Bug Comics is an "NSFW" imprint with books that are too risque to be offered at comicons
but can be funded through Kickstarter. We've been at a couple of West Virginia comicons where we met Mike and Alice - Bad Bug sells their mainstream books out in the open at the booth, and the NSFW stuff under wraps.

And that's exactly what they're doing here with "Bombshell and Atomica" #1. Yes, not very original names (see below) but a very sexy concept:
Two hot chicks met in a factory during WWII and got superpowers from an accident. They go back to their husbands when the war ends, but
they are secretly in love, and both of them are also superheroines in very tight spandex. They can work together to fight supervillains, yes, but the catch is because of their powers, THEY CAN'T TOUCH EACH OTHER. (So, I guess one answer might be dildos, but I'm sure there are others.)

I don't exactly know how the story is going to play out, but the content is definitely NSFW.
You can pick from a whole bunch of Nice and Naughty covers such as the ones below, and back the Kickstarter if you so choose.

And now for my comment about the superheroine names Bombshell and Atomica. They are super generic and overused. I'm assuming that the point is not to be "original" about it, especially since their civilian names are also literally Betty and Veronica.

But I'd like to note that there are not only several superheroines named Bombshell, but also the recent Indiegogo crowdfund for Clint Hilinski's character Blue Bombshell (a campaign which I backed) which seems to be based on the Penthouse Comix aesthetic. As far as other sexy "Bomb" characters, there's also Jimmie Robinson's Bomb Queen.

And meanwhile....Atomica? Come on! Not only are there are whole bunch of "Atom" heroes and heroines, but the classic reference is from Love and Rockets: Penny Century's superheroine name was Atomica. The pint-size supervillainess of the Crime Syndicate (DC) was also Atomica.
Not to mention "Annatomica" from the recent Shane Davis crowdfund Inglorious Rex.

In short, this idea is sexy and fun (as long as it's not trying to teach anyone a didactic lesson about 'how hard it was to be a lesbian in the 50s' and is just there for the entertainment value) but in my opinion, they could have thought of different character names that stand out a bit more.
But it is what is.

I'm wondering if Bad Bug is going to want to turn this into a softcore porn franchise? Seems like there'd be plenty of room in the market now that Alex Braun has retired. Anyone up for filming it???



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My only question as a Het male , is when were lesbians in entertainment(adult and non adult) not allowed to look hot?
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Dazzle1 wrote: 2 weeks ago My only question as a Het male , is when were lesbians in entertainment(adult and non adult) not allowed to look hot?
Past decade or so of the Current Era, with uglification happening in video games, comics and some movies/TV shows to avert the male gaze, with the philosophy that if a woman does not even desire males, then she certainly shouldn't be gazed at by them. Romanian TVee has been documenting this trend, which is still continuing, for quite a few years. He seriously probably has three dozen videos on the subject.

But things have been turning around lately, just based on even the hardened equity warriors seeing what really sells, preferring to actually get paid and work for a living (you know, making sexy comics) rather than eating cat food for the sake of the Revolution. I'm not saying there won't be any messaging snuck into this Bombshell & Atomica (I'm sure they'll try) but: 1) the indie publisher will probably tamp down on that kind of writing, and 2) the sheer retro aesthetic of this work (speaking of references, I can't believe I forgot to mention DC's retro alt-universe Bombshells!) makes it rather appealing regardless.
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shevek wrote: 2 weeks ago
Dazzle1 wrote: 2 weeks ago My only question as a Het male , is when were lesbians in entertainment(adult and non adult) not allowed to look hot?
Past decade or so of the Current Era, with uglification happening in video games, comics and some movies/TV shows to avert the male gaze, with the philosophy that if a woman does not even desire males, then she certainly shouldn't be gazed at by them. Romanian TVee has been documenting this trend, which is still continuing, for quite a few years. He seriously probably has three dozen videos on the subject.

But things have been turning around lately, just based on even the hardened equity warriors seeing what really sells, preferring to actually get paid and work for a living (you know, making sexy comics) rather than eating cat food for the sake of the Revolution. I'm not saying there won't be any messaging snuck into this Bombshell & Atomica (I'm sure they'll try) but: 1) the indie publisher will probably tamp down on that kind of writing, and 2) the sheer retro aesthetic of this work (speaking of references, I can't believe I forgot to mention DC's retro alt-universe Bombshells!) makes it rather appealing regardless.
I don't play video games

But Fire and Ice From JLU who may as well be lesbian lovers are hot
there must be others
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Dazzle1 wrote: 2 weeks ago
shevek wrote: 2 weeks ago
Dazzle1 wrote: 2 weeks ago My only question as a Het male , is when were lesbians in entertainment(adult and non adult) not allowed to look hot?
Past decade or so of the Current Era, with uglification happening in video games, comics and some movies/TV shows to avert the male gaze, with the philosophy that if a woman does not even desire males, then she certainly shouldn't be gazed at by them. Romanian TVee has been documenting this trend, which is still continuing, for quite a few years. He seriously probably has three dozen videos on the subject.

But things have been turning around lately, just based on even the hardened equity warriors seeing what really sells, preferring to actually get paid and work for a living (you know, making sexy comics) rather than eating cat food for the sake of the Revolution. I'm not saying there won't be any messaging snuck into this Bombshell & Atomica (I'm sure they'll try) but: 1) the indie publisher will probably tamp down on that kind of writing, and 2) the sheer retro aesthetic of this work (speaking of references, I can't believe I forgot to mention DC's retro alt-universe Bombshells!) makes it rather appealing regardless.
I don't play video games

But Fire and Ice From JLU who may as well be lesbian lovers are hot
there must be others
I don't play video games, either.

Fire & Ice are not lesbians. Not even in the terrible new comic mini-series where Superman forces them to hang out in Smallville.
But the miniseries does have Fire & Ice *surrounded* by a cast of one-off queer characters who will probably never be used again in a comic.
So, one could currently classify Fire & Ice as "hags" (by the old terminology) or "active allies" (by the woke lingo).

The big lesbian love teams for DC are Scandal and Knockout, Ivy and Harley, Thunder and Grace Choi, Batwoman and Maggie Sawyer.

This comic Bombshell & Atomica, however, is going to be a lot more explicit (the term seems to be 'NSFW' at this point).
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Batwoman and Maggie were not hot
at least the D.C comic version. Kendra James on the other hand
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Dazzle1 wrote: 2 weeks ago Batwoman and Maggie were not hot
at least the D.C comic version. Kendra James on the other hand
Ruby Rose as Batwoman was incredibly hot 🔥🔥🔥
I still wish her and Melissa Benoist Supergirl would have had an awkward lesbian encounter....
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batgirl1969 wrote: 2 weeks ago
Dazzle1 wrote: 2 weeks ago Batwoman and Maggie were not hot
at least the D.C comic version. Kendra James on the other hand
Ruby Rose as Batwoman was incredibly hot 🔥🔥🔥
I still wish her and Melissa Benoist Supergirl would have had an awkward lesbian encounter....
I did not find her so
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Dazzle1 wrote: 1 week ago
batgirl1969 wrote: 2 weeks ago
Dazzle1 wrote: 2 weeks ago Batwoman and Maggie were not hot
at least the D.C comic version. Kendra James on the other hand
Ruby Rose as Batwoman was incredibly hot 🔥🔥🔥
I still wish her and Melissa Benoist Supergirl would have had an awkward lesbian encounter....
I did not find her so
OK, this is veering away from the topic of the thread title, and nobody wants to see an essay from me on this subject, so let's keep it simple:
Ruby Rose was 'hot', yes, but only to a very limited group of people: lesbians who find butch lesbians to be hot, and whoever their 'allies' are. Because there is no question that Ruby's character was intentionally coded as butch (while, for example, Maeve from The Boys, and Thunder from Black Lightning were not).

If you look at the way Ruby Rose is presented, it's actually pretty similar to Tank Girl. So think about: the same people who thought Tank Girl was sexy in the 90s (a more innocent time, I know!) would think Ruby Rose is sexy in 2019. And that's not a lot of people.
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Batgirl1969 is certainly encouraged to have her preference and even revel in it, but it's simply not a preference that many of us share, let alone the vast number of viewers who tuned in to the CW.

Now, back to the discussion of conventionally hot lesbian superheroines from the 1950s!
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