Breast size has increased 300% on female comic book characters over the past 70 years
According to a new study by PriceCharting.combreasts in female comics take up 300% more coverage than they did in the 1940s and 50s and busts show twice as much cleavage.
DENVER, July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PriceCharting.com conducted a study of comic book covers of female characters from the 1940s to today and found that the average female character is depicted with twice as much cleavage today and that breasts take up 300% more coverage.
At the same time, the hip-to-waist ratio has decreased by 15%, meaning that female characters no longer have the exaggerated wide hips and thin waists they had in the early years of comics.
“Given the conservative proportions of females from the early comics, we thought there would be some physical exaggeration over time, but we had no idea it would be this extreme,” PriceCharting owner said. JJ Hendricks.
The study used 10 random comics from each decade for three female-centric comics: Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, and Sonja Red and measured chest width, chest height, hip width, waist width, cleavage width (skin visible), and coverage width. These metrics were compared over time to see how the portrayal of female characters has changed over the years.
PriceCharting.com, founded in 2007, is a price guide and collection tracker for comic books, video games, trading cards and sports cards.
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