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Whose Butt? A Humorous and Just For Fun Comics Quiz

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S.W. Sondheimer

Staff Writer

When not prying Legos and gaming dice out of her feet, S.W. Sondheimer is a registered nurse at the Department of Therapeutic Misadventures, a herder of genetic descendants, cosplayer, and a fiction and (someday) comics writer. She is a Yinzer by way of New England and Oregon and lives in the glorious 'Burgh with her husband, 2 smaller people, 2 cats, a fish, and a snail. She occasionally tries to grow plants, drinks double-caffeine coffee, and has a habit of rooting for the underdog. It is possible she has a book/comic book problem but has no intention of doing anything about either. Twitter: @SWSondheimer

It’s been another rough year for those of us who love comics, for a myriad reasons. If there could be multiple myriad, it would be for a multiple myriad reasons.

"Bane says hello," Batman comic panel

So. Let’s take a minute to pause and ponder the reasons comics are wonderful.

They are a melding of art and words. They’re a form of storytelling people have been experimenting with since time immemorial. They give us heroes and villains. They challenge us to be better, to do better. They give us socio-political exemplars: even Lex Luthor, for instance, divested himself of interest in his business holdings when he was elected president (no, I’m not kidding).

Comics also give us nice butts to look at.

Oh, calm down, you know it’s true.

The other day, Nicola Scott (she who made Nightwing’s butt so famous that in its Grayson incarnation, its individual cheeks were named) tweeted some Batman sketches. Unable to resist the opportunity, I retweeted with the query, “But will there be butts?” which Ms. Scott was kind enough to like.

All this to say that, given the proper circumstances, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the human body so long as one remembers: that which one is appreciating belongs to someone else and isn’t one’s to do with as one pleases (the difference between, say, admiring Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry abs and salivating over Poison Ivy’s hyper-sexualized corpse as drawn by Clay Mann. For example). And there’s nothing wrong with enjoying grown-up butts as portrayed in comics (especially as drawn by Nicola Scott). And because comics has been such a trash fire and since it’s been so difficult to find any levity and humor in them lately, we thought we’d find some for you.

And thus, we bring you this edition of…

Whose Butt?

  1. Hint: This butt bears a striking resemblance to a certain young and single version of Howard Stark’s.
  2. Hint: The tattoo was acquired whilst someone had loan of this butt and the body attached to it.
  3. Hint: The original butt of the sea.
  4. Hint: Given the right crossover, this butt would have made an excellent partner for the Winter Soldier’s.
  5. Hint: In another of this artist’s books, this butt may have been a Bombshell.
  6. Hint: A most Valiant butt.
  7.  Hint: A space- and dimension-hopping butt.
  8. Hint: Unlikely Super-Pet butt.
  9.  Hint: Not a rabbit butt.

Scroll down for answers…

  1. Jesse Custer (Preacher) 2. John Constantine (Hellblazer) 3. Namor (Various) 4. Josie Schuller (Lady Killer) 5. Miss Weigold (Unnatural) 6. Faith (Faith vol 1) 7. Lockjaw (Inhumans) 8. Bat-Cow (DC Super-Pets) 9. Rocket Raccoon (Various)