Original from the wonderful Escher Girls tumblr.
I decided to do a quick drawing for The Hawkeye Initiative. While doing that, I was trying to figure out what to do about Spartan - I have this sort of serious aversion to drawing 90s headsocks, you see - and I had this realization.
A lot of the dynamic, powerful poses that comic artists draw men in would make just as much sense if Freddie Mercury were doing them. Seriously! Any of the superhero power poses, just imagine Freddie on stage doing that, and it works just as well. Amazing. I call it the Freddie Mercury Corollary.
The difference between this and the Escher girls phenomenon is that I would not like comic artists to stop drawing men that way, because now I can’t unsee it and it is contributing greatly to my enjoyment of comics.
Anyway if you want to incorporate any of the dudes in your Hawkeye redraws but don’t feel like actually drawing that character, consider Freddie instead. I guarantee the pose will make exactly as much sense, if not more.