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Wonder Woman Costume from Show You Never Saw Appears on Show You Never Watch, Worn by Actress from Show You Hated

By Andy Khouri

ComicsAlliance extends sincerest kudos to NBC and producer David E. Kelley for executing what is one of the cleverest, grandest bits of trolling we’ve seen in quite some time: Adrianne Palicki’s costume from Kelley’s much maligned and unsuccessful Wonder Woman television pilot will appear on his latest series, Harry’s Lawworn by Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on the controversial quasi-Superboy series Smallville. Kelley’s deft maneuver invokes and sews together several layers and layers of nerd trauma, and the news of this meta-trolling has already generated consternation around the Web. 

We break this epic trolling down to its components at ComicsAlliance.



Superman Fan Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery To Resemble The Man Of Steel

Herbert Chavez is a 35-year-old Filipino man who has since 1995 endured numerous plastic surgeries in an effort to more closely resemble Superman, the legendary DC Comics superhero. Chin augmentation, rhinoplasty and thigh implants are just some of the procedures Chavez, a hardcore Superman fan, has elected to undergo in an unsettling quest that one psychiatrist has identified as symptomatic of Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

According to UCLA’s Semel Institute for Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Body Dysmorphic Disorder is:

…a body image disorder in which individuals are preoccupied with a perceived flaw in physical appearance, which can result in severe functional impairment and suffering. Individuals with BDD usually focus on one or more aspects of their appearance, such as skin, nose, hair, eyes (or any other part of their appearance), which they believe to be defective or ugly. Individuals with BDD often feel depressed, anxious and ashamed. Their degree of anguish and distress is such that it interferes with their day-to-day activities such as work, school, or social situations.

A psychiatrist interviewed by the Philippines’ ABS-CBN News (video at link) suggested that Chavez, who works as a “pageant trainer,” suffers from BDD. While she did not examine him personally, the doctor’s diagnosis would seem to fit the apparent facts. According to, a website dedicated to the discussion of cosmetic treatments, Chavez’s surgeries to more closely resemble Superman and specific Superman actors include:

Chin augmentation for the cleft

  • Rhinoplasty to simulate the nose of famous Superman actor Christopher Reeve
  • Silicone lip injections
  • Thigh implants

Judging by Chavez’s “before” photograph, RealSelf speculates that the man has also undergone procedures to alter his eyes, cheeks and jaw, and perhaps more.

Read more at ComicsAlliance.

This is beyond creepy.



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 36” X 24” 6 Colour Print, edition of 250. Available HERE

A very cool poster giveaway to celebrate Sideshow’s new license with DC Direct. Included are the 33 figures in the line which I believe includes exactly one female character - Wonder Woman.

Wow… only one woman? How sad.

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