No, I don’t… Well, let me say this, for me, it was never a sex thing. It was a money thing. And I think for some people it was a fame thing, and for a tiny few, God bless ‘em, I think it was a goodness thing. I mean, I’m not saying it wasn’t a sex thing for some people, but, no, no, I wouldn’t say that’s what motivated the majority…”

– Sally Jupiter, in response to a question on whether putting on a superhero costume is a “sex thing.” Interview in Probe.

The pinup-style artwork James Jean was asked to create for the Watchmen trailer, pictured in the still below, certainly could’ve fooled me. In a press release from the artist’s blog, he writes that Alex McDowell, the production designer for Watchmen, approached him about a specific project for the film:

“Alex McDowell asked me to create a Vargas-esque portrait of Sally Jupiter, played by Carla Gugino. It only appears for 1 second in the trailer, but the illustration is supposed to play a larger role in that particular scene.”

This boob-alicious image of Sally Jupiter, one of a handful of superheroes from Alan Moore’s award-winning graphic novel, “Watchmen,” certainly smacks of the kind of nostalgia that’s longed for the entirety of the twelve-issue series. Nostalgia for a simpler time, when the U.S. wasn’t on the brink of nuclear war, when grown men and women ran around dressed as owls and ink blots in pursuit of some idealistic sense of justice. Throughout the series, the question of Sally Jupiter’s sexual promiscuity arises again and again, expertly captured by Jean in his take on the crime-fighting bombshell.

I’d put that up on MY wall…and yes, clicking the image enhances her busty-ness.

In conjunction with the release of the Watchmen trailer both online last week as well as preceding The Dark Knight, Jean’s Sally Jupiter poster is helping to bolster interest in a film that the comic’s writer, Moore, has actually washed his hands of (when asked by Entertainment Weekly if he was curious about Snyder’s version of his story, Moore replied:, “I would rather not know”). I recently read “Watchmen,” and based on what I’ve seen from the trailer and artwork like this, I’m looking forward to the film.


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