Pouches: The Case For Respect

Claire on a cliff, July 2014There I am on the side of a cliff, feeling pretty good. What possessed me to get up there? Pouches.

See that belt around my waist? That’s got a pouch on. In fact it’s got two. Sometimes there are more, but that depends on where I’m going, and what for. Pouches are as versatile as your needs.


When you’re wearing a pouch (or more), you can do anything. You can do it because you feel like you can, and that’s powerful! Hey nerd, could you go on all the weird missions the X-Men do, right now? Would you feel ready? No! Well put on some POUCHES, and then you will. I’m serious. A pouch is like a magical drug; Schrödinger’s pouch is full of potential.

People make a lot of fun of Rob Liefeld and all the other guys of the 90s who put pouches on every spare limb, but you know what? People are rubes. Pouches are radical. I’ve annotated some diagrams. Argue with me, I dare ya.

X-Force 12 X-MEN_CABLE bloodwolfLadies such as myself are often heard complaining about the lack of pockets in our lady clothes. Have you ever looked at a Lycra ™ & Unstable Molecules ™ bodysuit? They’ve got fuck-all pockets, that’s for sure. You’re going for a battle, or to make a sweeping rescue, or to do whatever any superhero does at any time, you need kit, you need time-passing accessories, and you need the basic necessities involved in life as a person amongst people.

You need pouches.

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Claire Napier

Claire Napier

Critic, ex-Editor in Chief at WWAC, independent comics editor; the rock that drops on your head. Find me at clairenapierclairenapier@gmail.com and give me lots of money

4 thoughts on “Pouches: The Case For Respect

  1. Here via Radish Reviews, and I love your suggestions of what these superheroes keep in their pouches. Sad photos! Sudoku! Hee hee hee.

    1. Guys like Cable are aaaallllways looking sadly at tarnished photographs! Where do they keep them? Now you know.

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