By now, you've probably heard all about the genuinely awful licensed t-shirt featuring Superman planting a seemingly unwelcome smooch on Wonder Woman and proclaiming "SCORE!" and that he's "done it again." It's bad for a lot of reasons -- blatant sexism, the awful lettering of the caption box -- but, as an optimist, I've always taken the position that nothing is so bad that it can't be improved in some way. And apparently, that's Bill Sienkiewicz's position as well.

After everyone got up in short-sleeved arms about the shirt, the legendary artist behind Elektra: Assassin, New Mutants and much much more  took to Facebook in order to provide his own version of the shirt, complete with a new piece of art for the back that solves its major problems in the way that all superheroes fix things: Violence!


Art by Bill Sienkiewicz
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Admittedly, it still has that dodgy I, but I think the bright red blood spray makes up for it.

The only problem, at least as I see it, is that I don't really like t-shirts with big designs on the back. So if DC makes good on their promise to "take a look at" their licensing in order to make some better options for superhero fans to cover their torsos, then why not just skip over the middle man, put Sienkiewicz's design right on the front, and get rid of that first shirt entirely?

[via Gene Ha]

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