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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicComics & Animation · 1 month ago

Why are comic books superheroes always pretty or handsome?

I know we have Deadpool. 


Correction: Usually 

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Thing, Beast, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Hulk.

    Update: Because people subconciously or consciously want to see good looking people most of the time.

  • 1 month ago

    Same reason actors and models are always pretty or handsome.  Sex sells.  Healthy people tend to have a particular look to them.  Healthy people mean better chances of producing healthy offspring.  So evolution has hard-coded these preferences into us.  

    Now, in comics, the people are drawn, so you're not limited by the actual physical qualities of your actors and actresses.  Artists who exagerrate the characteristics young boys see as signals of virility and fertility tend to find success doing so.  Even when it's preposterous and they're actually lousy artists.  See Liefeld, Rob.

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