The comic book industry is a sex fueled 13 year old's wet dream. Between the hypersexualization of both the male and female achetypes, and the gratuitous amount of violence, the basic human instinct is brought to a primal roar of satisfaction. Through the history of the industry it is interesting to note that the actions of male and female characters have come to reflect the current views on how the ultimate male, or super male, should act, and how the ultimate, or super, female should act. It is an intense divulgence into the collective mind of its readers as to the penultimate standards and norms of the day. Apparently the standard through the past 70 years has been gravity defying cleavage and massive muscles.
What's sex got to do with comic books