Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

There has never been anything better than the comic books to quickly get away from the real world. The comic book superheroes take us to a fanciful world where we can live a magnificent and fictitious life, with capability to do unbelievable things. That is the reason why the superheroes are typically shown to have bodies identical to Greek Gods, sculpted to perfection, without even any slight presence of artistic brilliance. Most of the comic book readers from the 1940s and 1950s (the infancy period of the superhero genre) used to be young boys. Back then, the makers believed that since the comic book superheroes were the idols for the young generation, their perfect physical bodies would make the youth more focused on health and fitness. No wonder, the superheroes started looking like supermodel and had handsome looks.

With the passage of time, the world underwent a change and censor board came into existence. While there was a bit of leniency regarding the content, the comic book artists were instructed not to make vulgar or obscene characters so that the young boys buy the comic books not only for the stories but, for handsome men and pretty women.

In today’s comics, it is almost impossible to image the heroes without six-pack abs, perfect ten looks, bulging biceps, and chests resembling the Vikings. If it is a female hero, then she has to have an hour-glass figure, supermodel face, skin-hugging costumes and great assets.

Since the last few years, the Superhero films have been the biggest earners on the global box-office, and there is always one or the other superhero film on the horizon. In fact, even on the small screen, it is all about the superhero based shows that have really high TRPs and worldwide fan following. No less than 90% of these shows and movies are family friendly, and that makes these TV shows more popular. However, the flip side to this trend is that by continuously showing the perfectly bodied superheroes to kids, this might create a mental health problem. Here is what the chief spokesperson of Recovery.org had to say:

 “With new releases every summer, we can see how these films positively affect their younger audiences. But, it’s hard to have such positive takeaways when the bodies represented on film don’t mirror what a typical body looks like, this especially rings true for a younger audience considering research has found that some children are struggling with body image by the time they reach kindergarten. We conducted this project to see how our favorite heroes might change if their bodies were a bit more realistic, and hopefully more relatable.”

To spread awareness about this mental health scare, they came up with ten comic book covers featuring popular superheroes with regular body types which look more like an average American citizen on the streets. You can go ahead and check these covers below, and express your opinion about the superheroes and their enviable physique.

1. SUPERMAN

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

2. GAMORA

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

3. AQUAMAN

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

4. HARLEY QUINN

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

5. BLACK PANTHER

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

6. BLACK WIDOW

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

7. SCARLET WITCH

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

8. CAPTAIN MARVEL

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

9. SPIDERMAN

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

10. CYBORG

Here Are Some Amazing Comic Book Covers Depicting Superheroes With Regular Body Types

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