Hines started posting his poses in January 2012. They have proved to be so popular, Hines launched a new series in December, raising funds to fight Aicardi syndrome, a genetic disorder that mostly affects girls.
The series has drawn more than 100,000 hits to Hines' website and raised $15,405.
Hines' project is one expression of a growing dialogue about the portrayal of women in science fiction and fantasy cover art.
Started in December 2012, the project has nearly 1,000 submissions from fans.
Most works cast the Avengers character Hawkeye in the same positions as the female character in the original work.
Then the Hawkeye Test is administered.
If Hawkeye can replace the female character without looking silly or stupid, then it's acceptable and probably non-sexist. If [he] can't, then it's a no go.
The Hawkeye Initiative
What will we see in future science fiction fantasy book/comic cover art in regards to the female form?
Only time will tell.