A bunch of adult comics from the 90s fell into my lap recently. They’re all pretty horrifying, but this ad is the worst thing, by far, that I’ve come across.
And the thing is, as horrible as the ad is, I think it says more about what the publisher thinks of their readers than anything else.

7 Responses to “Oh, 90s Comics…”
  1. My “favorite” part is “drawn by the best artists in comics.” Judging by the ad art? Errrr… yeah.

  2. Dorian says:

    Well, the comics themselves have art by Kevin Maguire, Moebius and Arthur Suydam.

    So if you ever wanted to see Kevin Maguire drawing Captain America having sex with Supergirl…

  3. sallyp says:

    Oh…My…God.

  4. If you don’t know the story of George Caragonne, it adds a lot to the context of this ad. Not for the faint of heart: http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2005_07_20.html#010097

  5. Peter says:

    He looks like a bear clone… Maybe even a closet bear…

  6. MrJM says:

    “I believe human beings have a right to do away with themselves, but not when they’re insane and certainly not the way George did it.” — Mark Evanier

  7. Roo says:

    When I first read this, I thought “Hey, this is pretty decent satire. A woman wants to read superhero comics but is shoved to the Vertigo section because superhero comics aren’t ‘feminine’ enough for her, and then some sleazebag guy further insults her by calling her ‘little boy,’ because obviously she can’t be a woman when she doesn’t confirm to what he thinks women should like. Hmmm, and she transforms into a man by reading men’s comics, yeah, I think I see what they’re doing here, and then… waaaaait a minute.”

    It was then I realized that the main character was supposed to be a guy from the beginning. And my delusions of a satire of gender roles and thought-policing came crashing down around me, revealing… this misogynist crap.

    What a huge disappointment.

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