It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like – ZOMBIES!

This is an edit of an existing image that I found while looking for comic covers to gender-bend a few years back. Given X-mas is coming up, I decided now was as good a time as any to actually get on that image I’ve been meaning to do.

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To be 100% clear here, the image above IS NOT MINE. Follow the link above to visit the original artists’ DA page.

Now, generally I really like this drawing. It’s creative, it’s well drawn, the composition is interesting. My only issue with the image, and the reason I decided to genderbend it, is the unfortunately typical treatment of the female character. As usual, the guy is out front bravely saving the day and the woman is cowering in the background looking scared out of her mind, ready to swoon. SO, I decided to swap those roles around and gave Mrs. Claus the candy-cane and put Santa in the background instead. Same general poses, just swapped the genders.

One thing becomes clear. DO NOT cross Mrs. Claus…

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More artwork is coming kiddies. Stay tuned 🙂

AVENGERS GENDER-BEND – Nick Fury

Ladies and gentlemen: Ms. Nicolette ‘Nic’ J. Fury.

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Nic has a long history of spy-work, dating back to the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. She moved up the ranks as a high-level Special Forces officer, before moving more and more toward espionage, eventually joining S.H.I.E.L.D. in the mid 1960s. She became the agency’s Director at the request of longtime friend Alexendra Pierce (who was later revealed to be not only definitely not a friend, but a mass-murderer and a traitor as well).  Nic takes her work VERY seriously, and does little else with her time. She is a hardass, a badass, and she gets her job done, however she has to.  She’s always one step ahead, thinking the long game, and ready to put herself on the line if it protects the greater good.
While Nic usually operates within the protocols of S.H.I.E.L.D., she will do what she feels is right regardless of what the higher-ups might have to say about it. (See her interactions with the World Security Council during the Battle of New York, and her assisted take-down of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Captain America, once HYDRA’s infestation of it was revealed.)

And, while she still expects just as much out of her operatives as she herself puts in, Nic is still reluctantly close to many of her people, including Marcus Hill (her second in command), Christine Rogers, and Nathaniel Romanoff ((the Black Widow) – shown below having just used the Widow’s Bite on himself to short-circuit the booby-trapped badge he’s wearing)).

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She rarely openly shows affection to her operatives, but she will defend them to the best of her ability, and she does her utmost to see to it that they keep breathing for the foreseeable future. Trust is not something she does voluntarily, even with those closest to her. She is known to have entrusted a critical flash-drive to Rogers during the Project Insight disaster, but otherwise plays everything very, VERY close to her chest.

Be glad she’s on our side.

Avengers Gender-bend – Captain America (take 2)

So when I first started my Avengers Gender-bend series, I drew Captain America, looking essentially the exact same as the original male version, because… well why the hell shouldn’t she? She’s a big brick of muscle and the uniform doesn’t need to change. (The sports-bra and bare-midriff uniform that people often draw for gender-bends annoy the crap out of me. Cap is a brawler. He wades in and punches things to death or hits them with his shield. Lady cap is still going to be a brawler. SHE NEEDS TO WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR, not a clubbing outfit or yoga pants :/)
But when I looked at that first drawing compared to others later in the series, I realized that I’d treated it more like a throw-away drawing. It was a quick image made to prove a point. It wasn’t very well done and I wasn’t happy with it. SO I redrew lady Cap to put my artistic self-hatred to rest 😀 (Lady Fury is still coming, I haven’t forgotten her!)

 

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Still Christine Rogers, getting her butt handed to her in an alley because she gets crap for being skinny and not dressing ‘like a lady’, and because she’s absolutely NOT going to put up with that bullshit.
Bucky (and yes, that’s her in the image on the left) is at her witt’s end trying to keep this pain in her ass out of trouble. Every time she turns around, Christine is limping home with a black eye, or scraping herself up off the pavement. Bucky’s sporting bruised knuckles more often than not, from rescuing her friend, and she’s not sure what Christine’s going to do once she’s gone to serve in the war. Probably end up dead in a back alley somewhere…
It’s a good thing Chris bulks up right after Bucky ships out, or she’d be in a lot of trouble.

As I said above, female Fury is up next. I just needed to get this one out of my system before it drove me crazy. Stay tuned kids!

Avengers Gender-bend – Sam Wilson/Falcon

Whew, it’s been a while since I did one of these, but at last, we have Samantha (‘call me Sam’) Wilson.

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Sam used to work para-rescue before she lost her partner, Riley, during a routine rescue exercise. After that she drifted out of the service and became a VA councilor. She kept tabs on her wings, even though she wasn’t using them anymore, as they felt like a part of her. She loves her job and she loves helping people, but she really misses the rush of clouds shooting past and diving through the air. She’s about to get that rush back.

She met Christine Rogers while jogging one morning and the two quickly became friends. Later, when Captain America  asked for her help? There was no better reason to get back in.

Avengers Gender-bend – Bucky / Winter Soldier

Janine Rebecca ‘Bucky’ Barnes has been best friends with Christine Rogers since they were kids. One never went without the other. Not even 80 years into the future.

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Bucky has always been protecting her smaller, scrappier best friend. Always. Ever since she realized Christine was never going to learn to keep her damned mouth shut and would just keep right on picking fights with everyone and anyone who caused trouble.  She couldn’t stop Chris from getting into trouble, and she couldn’t just let the dumb broad get her rear end kicked for the 80th time, so she started intervening.

Fortunately, Bucky has never been particularly small, and she had enough stubborn to match even Rogers. She grew like a weed into a gangly 11 year old amazon while Christine was still a delicate, freckly little thing, and just kept right on growing. Between fishing her best friend out of street fights and taking odd jobs wherever she could get them, Bucky grew up tall and strong, and she could whip the tar out of most of the boys on their street before she turned 18. She took work in a factory when war loomed, and found out she was good at it.

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Bucky is all curves and muscle. She’s gorgeous and she knows it. Christine can’t remember at time that Bucky has ever once paid for her own drinks, and she has a different fella on her arm every week.

The draft can’t touch Bucky, but after Pearl Harbor, she shows up in a uniform, and Chris knows, that’s it. Bucky’s going to war without her, and there’s not a damned thing she can do to stop it.

Christine has just finished bombing out entertaining a very unfriendly audience when she’s informed that they’re all that’s left of Bucky’s unit. True to form, she’s in a commandeered plane on a highly unsanctioned rescue mission within the hour.

She rescues Bucky from that table, and she brings her out of the worst of the fighting, but bucky is never quite the same. Her easy smile is gone. She doesn’t bother with fixing her hair, and she doesn’t much care if the fellas are looking or not. When she falls from the side of a train in a mission gone wrong, Christine follows soon after, crashing a plane into arctic ice. She’s never let Bucky go anywhere without her, and she’s not about to start now.


“But I knew her…”


Bucky likes the way Nathaniel fits under her arm. Likes the small crooked smile he saves just for her. Likes that he understands the awful things they made her do, the guilt she’s always going to feel for it, and doesn’t sugar-coat things like Chris does. That he’s been where she is, and he made it out the other side. If Nate could do it… surely she can too.


 

Mini-ficlet, because being female does change a small selection of things about her, but also largely because I felt like it 😀

 

More art goodies will be coming. Stay tuned.

 

Avengers Gender-bend – Black Widow

Nikita Romanova was once a promising ballet student, before he was forcibly recruited to the KGB and turned into an assassin and spy…

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Naturally somewhat short and lean, Nikita relies primarily on his agility and subterfuge, as well as his good looks, to get what he needs. That said, don’t mistake him for just another pretty face. He’s still absurdly flexible and strong from years of ballet training and subsequent years of military training. He has more than once performed what Celeste refers to as his ‘choke a bitch’ move – which mainly involves strangling your target to death with your thighs.

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Generally: don’t get on his bad side. He’ll kill you and make it look goooood while he does it.


Nikita goes by the name “Nathaniel Romanoff” now, and just tries to keep the past in the past as much as he can.

He has a sort of dysfunctional vaguely mother/son relationship with SHIELD director, Nicolette ‘Nic’ J. Fury. Even if he’d never admit it, he thinks of Nic like family.
Celeste Barton is his closest friend and one of the few who knows for certain that Nikita is actually bisexual, but he’s also recently struck up an unlikely relationship with Christine Roger’s old friend, Janine ‘Bucky’ Barnes.  The two of them make a terrifyingly intense, but adorable couple.


 

More genderbends and other goodies are on the way. Stay tuned 😀

Avengers Gender-bend – Hawkeye

Gender-bending goodness continues with Hawkeye!

 

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Do not piss off Celine Barton. Just don’t. She’s got an arrow with your name on it.

More Gender-bends will be coming, as well as more celebrity portraits, more elemental ladies, and more historically awesome ladies (assuming people send me more prompts!)

(Boy-howdy these are fun, but the costumes are frustratingly detailed :p)

Avengers Gender-bend – Thor

More genderbending! 😀

This time, it’s Thor.

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Lady Thor is one lady you don’t want to piss off.

Again, almost nothing about the costume really needed to change. She’s a little slimmer in the shoulders, a little fluffier in the chest, has longer hair, no beard, and wears braids. Thaaaat’s pretty much it.

I spent a little more time shading and whatnot on this image, since I only had one version of her to do, and it’s not 3 am 😀

More Gender-bendvengers will be coming, but it’ll be a bit on those 🙂

Again, as I mentioned before, I’ll be out of town for around a month starting tomorrow, so if I suddenly don’t post for a while that’s why.

Possibly one more image tonight, then I’ll see ya’ll in June 😀

Avengers Gender-bend – Captain America

Something that has always annoyed me about the concept of gender bending superheroes is that people tend to put the newly female characters into crop-tops, push-up bras, thongs, and other random porny looking clothing. For newly male heroes, suddenly their costume is a full body outfit with a cape, rather than whatever lingerie they started in.

You know what I think a genderbent character would look like?

A little like this:

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What’s the difference between this version and the original? Besides the name and biological gender, anyway? For the sake of the image, approximately fuck-all. There’s no reason she can’t still be buff, nor any reason she can’t wear the same suit. No need for a star-patterned sports-bra and a bare mid-riff. She’s not bulletproof, after all.

Long-story short, can we stop relegating female super heroes to spandex bikinis and start treating them like actual human beings, albeit fictional ones, plz?