Love & Radiation
Barda’s relationship with her body is interesting, and Kirby’s relationship to her body as her artist is interesting. These shots never strike me as cheesecake—she’s simply so in tune with her body and there is no question that she has full ownership of herself.
In looking for pictures of her, I’m come across a lot of post-Kirby depictions that sexualize her by making her skinny or make her curvy in a more traditionally feminine manner, but those images never feel like Barda, they feel like cosplay.

Barda’s relationship with her body is interesting, and Kirby’s relationship to her body as her artist is interesting. These shots never strike me as cheesecake—she’s simply so in tune with her body and there is no question that she has full ownership of herself.

In looking for pictures of her, I’m come across a lot of post-Kirby depictions that sexualize her by making her skinny or make her curvy in a more traditionally feminine manner, but those images never feel like Barda, they feel like cosplay.

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    Man, Kirby could draw like a bastard, couldn’t he? And this really isn’t sexual at all. I think it’s that she seems to...
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    Reblog for comments and, well. Since when do you need a reason to reblog Kirby’s Big Barda?
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    Everyone swoons for Barda. They see DEM MUSCLES and just get all aflutter.
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    This is how you draw strong women. Why can’t DC do this ALWAYS???? (her tiny ankles kinda scare me tho, she must have...
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    Ditto
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    I love the text on this one. It feels like something out of one of those My First Primer type books. See Barda. See...
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    *_*
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    Yes!
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    Yeah, this, despite the spread legs and thrust-out chest and battle bikini, does not feel male-gazey at all. And I...
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