The long awaited team up shot of a long awaited comic book super team movie typically presents its iconic characters poised to brandish their most formidable assets to an excitable audience.
The team composite promo for “The Avengers” is no exception, featuring Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Captain America ready to spring into action with their assorted weapons. Recessed furthest into the background, lone female Black Widow threatens opposition with her most visible component—a round shiny rump.
You may not have even noticed this when the poster debuted in August. After all, it’s fairly emblematic to place emphasis on a female’s anatomical wonders in the context of comic books, as well as comic book movies.
But what of the other heroes' butts? Are they not also formidable weapons of intense distraction?
Artist Kevin Bolk has redrawn the “Avengers” team promo shot to turn the tables on the traditional composite, placing emphasis on the rolling hills and valleys of the male Avengers’ ignored posteriors. The official tumblr of Cracked features a side-by-side comparison of the original promo image and Bolk’s parody. Check it out yourself after the jump.
Our favorite element, after Hulk’s titillating stance, has to be Black Widow’s look of startled confusion.
What do you think about how Black Widow is posed as compared to the rest of the Avengers in the original promo? What other comic movie posters would you like to see parodied? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!