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(CBR)   Legendary comic artist Frank Thorne, best known for his work in turning boys into men by drawing 'Red Sonja' dead at age 90   (cbr.com) divider line
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2021-03-08 11:10:08 AM  
Ah Red Sonja, one of the more underrated hotties of female warriors.

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2021-03-08 11:10:51 AM  
RIP Sonya

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2021-03-08 11:57:15 AM  
He liked drawing the bewbs for sure.
 
2021-03-08 12:11:08 PM  
And for inspiring a legion of Red Sonja cosplayers.

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Thank you, Frank!
 
2021-03-08 12:15:40 PM  
and of course the classics:

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2021-03-08 12:28:53 PM  
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2021-03-08 12:39:30 PM  
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Frank Thorne and crew:  Wendy Pini, Angelique, and Linda Behrle
 
2021-03-08 12:40:22 PM  
Why did he draw an old, dead Red Sonja?
 
2021-03-08 12:47:57 PM  
God bless his contribution to the skin:AC ratio formula.
 
2021-03-08 12:56:45 PM  

Therion: And for inspiring a legion of Red Sonja cosplayers.

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Thank you, Frank!



Can haz Death by Snu-Snu?


/Reported
 
2021-03-08 1:36:02 PM  
I actually didn't remember the original run with the original artist (well, "original", she was adapted from a prose pulp IIRC) being that short.

Congrats on making it to 90, old timer.  I salute you.
 
2021-03-08 1:44:21 PM  
He drew some great armor class.
 
2021-03-08 2:31:09 PM  

kdawg7736: Ah Red Sonja, one of the more underrated hotties of female warriors.

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Shouldn't "woke" Farkers hate him for perpetuating female stereotypes?
 
2021-03-08 2:32:32 PM  

Therion: and of course the classics:

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Ah, back when Cerebus was funny, instead of an excuse for Dave Sim to rant.
 
2021-03-08 2:33:22 PM  
Don't her pubes get caught in the chain mail?
 
2021-03-08 2:53:13 PM  

bughunter: Don't her pubes get caught in the chain mail?


username checks out?
 
2021-03-08 3:03:37 PM  

bughunter: Don't her pubes get caught in the chain mail?


And thus the "brazilian" was invented.
 
2021-03-08 4:15:18 PM  
 
2021-03-08 4:21:33 PM  
Admirer of the human female anatomy though I am, I have never understood what value the mail bikini might have beyond showing lots of skin.

Mail of various sorts overlay padded cloth and/or leather cladding to absorb/distribute the impact of a blow, while the iron links deflected sharp edges. Even if Red Sonja had padding beneath the few tiny bits of mail over her nipples and crotch, the entire rest of her body was unprotected.

People who wore mail hauberks in combat were invariably scarred everywhere the mail did not cover. Red Sonja's outfit would have left her whole torso (except part of her boobs), arms, legs, and head covered with scars just from running through a forest, much less from a lifetime of fighting with edged weapons.

Here is a much more practical woman wearing mail. Still sexy, not cheesecake.


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2021-03-08 4:28:22 PM  

solcofn: PNSFW


Very nice.

Not sure about the RWFF, though.

/resting who farted face
 
2021-03-08 4:30:57 PM  

Wenchmaster: Even if Red Sonja had padding beneath the few tiny bits of mail over her nipples and crotch, the entire rest of her body was unprotected.


It's protected by her sword.

Fk around and find out.
 
2021-03-08 4:35:08 PM  

Therion: [the three Sonjas]


I would love a series or a movie based around this version:
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Dressed a little more functionally & still ready for action.
 
2021-03-08 5:10:08 PM  

Wenchmaster: Admirer of the human female anatomy though I am, I have never understood what value the mail bikini might have beyond showing lots of skin.

Mail of various sorts overlay padded cloth and/or leather cladding to absorb/distribute the impact of a blow, while the iron links deflected sharp edges. Even if Red Sonja had padding beneath the few tiny bits of mail over her nipples and crotch, the entire rest of her body was unprotected.

People who wore mail hauberks in combat were invariably scarred everywhere the mail did not cover. Red Sonja's outfit would have left her whole torso (except part of her boobs), arms, legs, and head covered with scars just from running through a forest, much less from a lifetime of fighting with edged weapons.

Here is a much more practical woman wearing mail. Still sexy, not cheesecake.


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If I had to make a practical argument, it's because she was good enough with a sword that armor was unnecessary and would only weight her down. Not to mention lack of grappling points. But screw practical, this is fantasy wish fulfillment.
 
2021-03-08 5:40:20 PM  
I never read Red Sonja, but I remember Lann, and loving the art
 
2021-03-08 6:33:09 PM  

Therion: And for inspiring a legion of Red Sonja cosplayers.

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Thank you, Frank!


Send 1 and 4 to my room.  I'll bathe them myself
 
2021-03-08 6:44:55 PM  

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Frank Thorne and crew:  Wendy Pini, Angelique, and Linda Behrle


Dungeons and dragons is weird.

/Kidding
//Mostly
///Those are some heavy hitters in fantasy in one picture
 
2021-03-08 6:48:50 PM  

Wenchmaster: Admirer of the human female anatomy though I am, I have never understood what value the mail bikini might have beyond showing lots of skin.

Mail of various sorts overlay padded cloth and/or leather cladding to absorb/distribute the impact of a blow, while the iron links deflected sharp edges. Even if Red Sonja had padding beneath the few tiny bits of mail over her nipples and crotch, the entire rest of her body was unprotected.

People who wore mail hauberks in combat were invariably scarred everywhere the mail did not cover. Red Sonja's outfit would have left her whole torso (except part of her boobs), arms, legs, and head covered with scars just from running through a forest, much less from a lifetime of fighting with edged weapons.

Here is a much more practical woman wearing mail. Still sexy, not cheesecake.


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"A bikini is a lot easier to get out of when it's time to charge into battle."
- some Celt
 
2021-03-08 9:34:53 PM  

kdawg7736: Ah Red Sonja, one of the more underrated hotties of female warriors.

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Underrated? NOPE!
 
2021-03-08 11:51:09 PM  
well?
did he know the riddle of steel, or did krom toss him out?
 
2021-03-09 7:49:20 AM  

Therion: And for inspiring a legion of Red Sonja cosplayers.

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Thank you, Frank!


While these women are lovely, very few of the ones featured in the modern run of Sonja (Gail Simone and following) look like they could actually lift a sword, much less hike for days or slog through hours of battle. It would be like Twilight-era Robert Pattinson or Orlando Bloom playing Conan. All very pretty, but not really the whole vibe of warrior thief those two got going for them.

/The Gail Simone books are great.
//Which goes without saying.
 
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