Bulimia.com – a website dedicated to providing information and support systems for those struggling with eating disorders – have commissioned a creative team to help transform the covers of some well-known comics to features some far less ‘fictional’ body types.
A representative from Bulimia.com told The Huffington Post that “We didn’t intend this project to be a commentary on whether or not comic books send the wrong message about body image. Rather, our hope here is to show the extent to which superheroes’ body types (as is the case with their super-human abilities) are fictional. Our hope is that when viewers see these superheroes visualized in such a manner that they can identify with, they may feel better about themselves and realize the futility of any comparison between themselves and the fictional universes of Marvel and DC Comics.”
So while it’s clearly not about saying certain body types are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, it’s definitely a worthwhile exercise to help point out that even though a lot of people undoubtedly look up to these heroes, attempting to compare body types with them is always going to be an exercise in futility.
You can check out some of the mocked-up covers below;
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