Don’t look at just modern comics to find examples of the broke back pose. Marvel’s Spider-Woman was a pioneer of the improbable stance with her solo book of the Silver Age.
Emily Asher-Perrin at Tor.com presents a marvelous history of the Brokeback in movie marketing.
Funny how when a guy does it, it can actually be quite dramatic.
“Brokeback” as one word is a name referencing a gay movie Brokeback Mountain. “Broke back” as two words describes an injured spine. When “brokeback” is used to describe poorly drawn female characters, it puts an association with the LGBT movie and bad art.
Here’s an easy way to remember the difference. “Broke back” is broken up into two words.