In the latest news from the world of G.I.Joe, IDW Comics has brought in Queer Comic Book artist, Ed Luce, to produce a ‘Homoerotic’ variant cover an upcoming issue of the G.I.Joe Comic book series. This is a very sensitive topic indeed, but as a traditional fan of G.I.Joe, this kind of thing has no place in my world of G.I.Joe. I find it curious that while Hasbro has a ‘BIG PROBLEM’ with making a G.I.Joe Military movie, that they would sign off on something of this nature, which is clearly not ‘child friendly’. Do you share that opinion? Sound off with your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP.
Aubrey was well aware of my work on Wuvable Oaf and was very excited to see my take on Gung-Ho and Road Pig. Both are big, burly dudes and that’s kind of my forte. So I wanted to depict them grappling, getting really physical…gritty and sweaty. The Dreadnoks are some of my favorite characters, so it seemed natural to throw a few more of them into the mix. I’ve always loved their Road Warrior/heavy metal aesthetic, so that was a pure joy to draw. I started to play with the entangling of bodies, capturing the violence…but in a sensual kind of way. So the hooking of limbs, some of the positions, are deliberately suggestive. In fact, I went a little too far and had to dial back the arching of Ripper’s posterior! It was really fun to find that balance between homoeroticism and, well…playing it “straight”. It’s a fine line that pro-wrestling also walks, which is only appropriate for a collaboration between me and Aubrey…we’re huge fans of WWE. Lastly, I’ve always been bothered by how manscaped these hyper-masculine dudes have been, so I made sure several of the combatants were extra furry.
Source: Bleeding Cool