Zako Artwork

Kimblis

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Hey everyone,

I'll continue to post zako from video games in the main zako thread, but in order to spread out a bit I thought I'd open a new thread for zako from comics. I'll start with this:

In Japan there is a long tradition of "Power Ranger" type heroes fighting against evil, vaguely humanoid monsters, and these monsters typically have entire squadrons of disposable cannon fodder troops that are eliminated by the hero before he fights the monster. On very rare occasions, either the monster or the cannon fodder will be female. I don't know who the artist of the following pages is, but he apparently decided to have some fun with the concept of the hero defeating a female monster and, more interestingly, her female troops as well. Also, in this genre, the baddies apparently melt once they are defeated. Lastly, while I don't know Japanese and thus cannot fathom what anyone is saying in these pages, I do recall that in Japanese comics each individual page is read from right to left:


So as it begins, the hero and the baddies confront eachother, and the baddies attack:11 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg14 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg
They're not doing so well, and one of them takes a very hard punch to the stomach:16 (1) destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg18 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg20 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg
She stumbles over to her boss, who apparently does not tolerate failure: 23 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg25 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg28 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg31 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg
The remaining baddies receive a signal from their boss to literally burrow into the sand:33 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg37 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg42 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg
But the hero is not fooled, and launches a devastating attack on his burrowing enemies:44 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg54 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg57 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg
While the last remaining zako hesitates, the hero deals with the boss baddie:61 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg67 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg71 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg72 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg
But he hasn't forgotten about the last remaining zako! The defeated zako all melt into the sand:76 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg80 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg82 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg
Leaving behind only their uniforms, which are later found by some befuddled kids: 83 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg86 destruction combatant scorpion woman! zako.jpg

So that's it. The hero wins, and the evil zako are no more! I really like the facial expressions of the zako when they are defeated, as well as the body postures they end up in. The melting I'm not so enthusiastic about, but that's a minor complaint.

Anyway, I found this comic posted somewhere on the Midnight Ladies website ( http://mnl.sakura.ne.jp/hyousi.htm ).
What does everyone else think? Got any other comic zako to share?
 
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Joe Bloggs

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Oh goodie a comic thread! I actually have a large collection of comics with female minions regularly featuring. I make a point of scouring new and old collections for this very purpose. Will start putting them up at some point. Several writers also seem to feature female minor antagonists in their stories I've noticed.

Here's some zako action.
A fight from The Punisher#9 Greg Rucka's current run.
Basically Frank, and a whole load of baddies are after this Omega thingy that Daredevil is carrying. You follow?
Anyway in pop some of Mandrill's mostly female goons. Yes their feminine charms are stifled under those boiler suits and at least two are men but hey......
Frank kills em with help from his new sidekick and bish bash bosh.

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As a side-note no info is given on where these women come from. Mandrill has the power to control females and make them do whatever he wants. He frequently uses his powers to make heroines do his bidding. I guess it's up the reader to conclude these babes were 'recruited' from prisons or other villainous organisations.......and are not simply brainwashed suburban housewives. Oops Mr Punisher.
 
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Kimblis

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Oh goodie a comic thread! I actually have a large collection of comics with female minions regularly featuring. I make a point of scouring new and old collections for this very purpose. Will start putting them up at some point. Several writers also seem to feature female minor antagonists in their stories I've noticed.
Woohoo! Please share!
 

Joe Bloggs

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Another batch of uniform, this time all-female, cannon fodder. T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents #8-9.

Basically good girl has super-villain mum. Good girl goes after her super-villain mum in her evil HQ. Which appears to be a converted prison. Complete with corrupt female guards? Can't say I followed the plot too closely!

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Kimblis

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Keep it going...

Thanks for those contributions Qutuz. It's too bad the evil babes from the first collection are so covered up, but I really liked the evil guards from the second one.

Here's some stuff from a website called "Bitch-wars". Lot's of catfighting stuff, with some occasional zako-related stuff thrown in. The best (imho) is probably this short sequence about a badass British woman who does not take kindly to arrogant, scummy litterbugs. I love the ending:

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There's also a sequence about a heroine who is transported to the past and must deal with a bunch of violent medieval babes who believe in magic and such. Quick warning, this one has nudity and blood (though it's not gratuitous):

The heroine is confronted by a "witch" who sends her four "pixies" forward to attack:
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The heroine is not impressed, and quickly discovers the "pixies" are simply women of flesh and blood...and not very skilled combatants, either:
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With the four "pixies" down for good, the heroine takes a moment to relish her victory, then takes the "witch" captive and sets the witch's "magic circle" on fire, along with the bodies of the "pixies".
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There are also a few shorter sequences, some only a single page:


Martial artist takes on a purse snatcher:
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Swordswoman takes on three baddies:
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Tough wrestler teaches a snowball-throwing punk a lesson:
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Heroines take on various zako-type baddies. There are no more pics/storyline to these:
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There's only one picture to this one, but the story behind it is: a big blonde thug picks a fight with a martial arts instructor, who proceeds to kick her ass, knock her out, and make her into a punching bag:
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Joe Bloggs

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Great post. Love the fact that there are fatalities. Where's the deterrent if all you get is a black eye and some time in a cell hey?

Was interested in that site while ago but decided otherwise since I thought there was no zako presence there. Guess I'll have to reconsider now!
 

Kimblis

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Great post. Love the fact that there are fatalities. Where's the deterrent if all you get is a black eye and some time in a cell hey?
Was interested in that site while ago but decided otherwise since I thought there was no zako presence there. Guess I'll have to reconsider now!
Thanks, although I don't think there was much more zako related stuff. In fact most of the other pics on that site are just random, stand-alone pics showing two women wrestling, with no sequence or story and nothing showing why they were fighting or who ended up winning, unfortunately.

Regarding fatalities... I'm ok with them sometimes but I prefer something less blunt and more ambiguous. Like when the evil babes are defeated, they're left lying motionless on the ground...they seem completely unconscious and helpless, and whether they live or die depends on whether or not anyone cares enough to give them first aid.

Of course, I generally feel some sympathy for the evil cannon fodder ladies after they've been defeated...they go from being cocky and threatening to weak and helpless. They're no longer a threat, so someone should show them a bit of mercy, right?! :)
 

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Here are some of my collections of zako bitches getting what they deserve...sorry i am too lazy to scan them so i simply used my phone cam...

Space Adventure Cobra-colored comic
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unfortunatly in the comic version, the highight of the episode in the cartoon which was the gun fight in the control room. the seamen (the diver girls) weren't in the control room, instead the male pirate zakos, so i didn't bother putting the pics.

Gatchaman comic-this is american version of gatchaman-this story is specific to condor...the female version of gallactor goon, the devil stars infilterate condor's families strip club...they are specialized elite force within the galactor, nontheless they get slained just like the all the other zakos against the gatchaman...
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they were posed as the hot strippers on the last pic...one more fantasy to know beauty of masked enemies...i love masked enemies because they are even more zakoish to the point their face cannot even be distinguished....
 

Kimblis

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Space Adventure Cobra!!!

Saikogun, thanks! You're post reminded me that I had that issue stashed away somewhere, so I dug it up and scanned all of the pages featuring the scuba zako babes.

Can we possibly get some specific issue numbers for those comics?
The issue I have is "Space Adventure Cobra: Secret of Sword" Volume 9.

I've always felt ambivalent about these zako...on the one hand, they are super hot and completely defeated, which I normally like. However, in this case, Cobra outclasses them so much, and is so casually ruthless towards them, that I end up feeling really bad for them.
Also, in the animated version, the scuba babes wear pink uniforms and all have blonde hair, like these:
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... whereas in the comics, they all wear green uniforms, and have all kinds of hair colors, from blonde to red to blue to pink. Anyway, here we go:

As the story begins, Cobra and his girlfriend are chillin' on a boat, when suddenly hot scuba babes attack, capturing his girlfriend:
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Cobra escapes, but suddenly one of the scuba babes appears. He takes her out ruthlessly:
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Then meets a blonde woman who invites him back to her place. Cobra puts two and two together and comes to the realization that 1): She is one of the scuba baddies, and 2): She and the others have some weird cybernetic stuff in their hair that allows them to breathe underwater:
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Suddenly, more scuba babes attack (one of them with awesome blue hair). Cobra takes out the first two easily with his bare hands, and the third threatens the blonde woman, not knowing Cobra already knows she is one of them. Cobra decides to be extra brutal in his method of eliminating the third one, while the blonde woman escapes after setting the building to explode:
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However, Cobra has some tricks up his sleeve, and manages to escape to his submarine. The building explodes (so much for the two baddies that were just knocked out. And I really liked the blue haired one!) and the blonde woman dons her zako outfit and tries to attack Cobra's submarine. However, he launches missiles from the sub that destroy her craft and kill her. Cobra is just frustrated that the battle caused him to spill his coffee, but quickly begins an assault on the big bad's underwater base:
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He causes the missiles from enemy submarines to hit a bunch of male minions, even as more scuba babes prepare to attack:
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However, Cobra releases an anaesthetic in the water that negates the scuba babes ability to breathe. This is the last we see of the scuba babes, although I included the last pic because, if you look closely, you can see that the fish submarine (programmed to go crazy by Cobra) has the arm of a scuba babe hanging out of its mouth. Like I said, ruthless!
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I made closer scans of some of my favorite panels. Sexy scuba babes swimming around:
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The first scuba babe to be taken out ruthlessly, ending up floating facedown in the water:
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More scuba babes taken out harshly, especially the last one.
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A compilation of the blonde zako, and the last pics showing the scuba babes as they launch a futile attack and are ruthlessly eliminated. I realize it is debatable whether the blonde is a zako or not, but I figured that since she was just one of the scuba babes (probably chosen to seduce Cobra because her blonde hair would remind him of his girlfriend) and was, at the end, taken out just as casually as the others, that she counted as zako:
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It's taken me a while to post this, so some of you may have seen it already on deviantart, but here's the commission I did over summer based on the 'Ladies of the Night' hooker gang from Target Renegade.
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It was the first time I've commissioned a sequential art, and it took more planning than I'd first thought. I had a pretty clear idea on the story points, but it was still quite difficult to get it all to flow together. I really would have liked to have done more scenes where the women are dominating and humiliating the hero, but I also wanted to make something that had some sort of narrative where the hero won in the end. Still, it was a good experience, and it's always great to produce some new artwork of those nasty bitches! I'd totally recommend Mr. X if you're interested in commissioning something like this yourself.
 

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Another batch of uniform, this time all-female, cannon fodder. T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents #8-9.

Basically good girl has super-villain mum. Good girl goes after her super-villain mum in her evil HQ. Which appears to be a converted prison. Complete with corrupt female guards? Can't say I followed the plot too closely!

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This I like! Are there any more from this section or similar?
 

moraz89

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Saikogun, thanks! You're post reminded me that I had that issue stashed away somewhere, so I dug it up and scanned all of the pages featuring the scuba zako babes.


The issue I have is "Space Adventure Cobra: Secret of Sword" Volume 9.

can i know which episode for the anime version?
 
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Joe Bloggs

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This I like! Are there any more from this section or similar?
Sorry late reply. Sadly those were all the female enemies form that story line really. Volume 2 has been disappointing as there are no female minions. Here's hoping future issues in the series by the writer show otherwise.
 

zippgun

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I've just recently joined this board? Can I post some of my own disposable female thugs here?INGRID RAVEN master.jpg
 

zippgun

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This is my latest Martial Dragons pic.
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From a series about 2 of the Dragons busting an army of gun -toting female perps of a poolside hotel massacre and robbery.
 
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