Sunday, September 20, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 263: Belly Shirts of the Star Wars Universe, Day 1: "I will not condone a course of action that will lead us to showing off my belly button."

This week, all week: let's celebrate the technological advances of a universe that has created every single possible science-fictiony thing from sentient robots to laser swords, a universe which has invented a replacement for wheels on tanks as well as rifles that don't shoot straight and armor that doesn't protect you, and yet, doesn't seem to have invented complete shirts for its women. Yes, it's the Star Wars Universe, a fictional reality that has an entire entry for "belly button" in its specialized Wikipedia. Crop off your tops and get ready for Belly Shirts of the Star Wars Universe!

First up: pretty much the trope-namer, Queen Senator Padmé Elizabeth Amidala! Some are born with belly shirts; Amidala has belly shirts thrust upon her. Well, not so much thrust. Clawed.

Panels from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones #3-4 (May 2002), script by Henry Gilroy, pencils by Jan Duursema, inks by Ray Kryssing, colors by Digital Chameleon, letters by Steve Dutro

Still, we can be thankful that none of Padmé's impressionable children picked up on this habit of...

Panels from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #2 (November 1983), script by Archie Goodwin, pencils and inks by Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon, colors by Christie Scheele and Bob Sharen, letters by Ed King



EAG46 said...

That's what people need to remember about Leia's slave-girl outfit. Not only was it against her will to wear it, she killed the mojo that put her in it WITH the chain he put on her.

-- MrJM said...

There are apparently no carbs in the Star Wars Universe.

-- MrJM

Blam said...

All hail the famed Jedi knight Male Gaze.