Sure, there was plenty of big news coming out of Comic-Con last weekend. But, as usual, the coolest stuff tends to hide somewhere under the radar — or in this case, somewhere over the rainbow. Combining the fine art of gender bending with the convention-favorite performance art that is cosplaying (dressing — and often playacting — as a favorite character), San Diego Comic-Con was visited by a band of marvelously non-traditional characters.
Behold, the Gender Bent Justice League, a hardy bunch of cosplayers who portray their favorite superheroes with a little twist. Check out Superma’am and Batma’am here for a taste of their wonderfully playful power.
Photo by Shannon Cottrell for LA Weekly
Aside from pure fun, they also have a point to make:
I’m not sure why I hadn’t heard about this operation when they debuted at Wondercon, but I’m glad that these cross-dressing superheroes are now on my radar. Both the boys and the girls are absolutely selling it – and making a statement about gender in the world of comics.
Gender Bent Justice League, you are true heroes in a sea of pretenders.