CAW Part 4: More Nura to Love
Although Nura "Dream Girl" Nal has already been saluted over at The Planetary Chance Machine, I won't let that stop me from including her as part of my Cheesecake/ Beefcake Appreciation Week celebration.
In particular, I'd like to recall an often-overlooked moment in Legion history: When Nura reappeared in the Giffen/Bierbaum "five years later" Legion, we learned that she had gained a bit of weight in the interim...but she still had the same attitude and self-confidence, which made her just as sexy as ever.
Not surprisingly, there was some fan backlash about the character being "ruined"...I vaguely recall one letter saying something to the effect that Giffen and the Bierbaums "changed her from Marilyn Monroe to Bette Midler!" Uh...no. In the first place, why would that necessarily be a bad thing? In the second place, a more apt comparison would be that Nura went from being Diana Dors to being Diana Dors.
Of course, when the Legion was rebooted, Nura was restored to her more conventional proportions.
But before that happened, I managed to get Adam Hughes to do a convention sketch of the plus-sized Nura, which I hereby share in the spirit of this week. Let's never forget that, in the hands of a talented artist, good cheesecake can come in all shapes and sizes.