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Exactly what Hath Superman Wrought?
Image by Terry McCombs
When they were created in the mid 1930’s comics were an experiment to garner the cents from the public that resembled it would not really last long, the numbers were just not there, and then Action # 1 with Superman occurred and the sales went from 200,000 or less a problem to over 2 million and the media was saved, and it’s days of merely reprinting newspaper strips were at an end and initial content was the order of the day.
And oh my has some of that original content taken an odd twist occasionally for many years!
1. B * nd * g * Fairies Gracie? * Yes, but just a few anomalies like this come out every now and then and rapidly disappear … right?
Nope, the one pictured here is BF # 16, and it goes on from there, together with dozens of other series from “Eros Comix” an adult imprint of the more main stream Fantagraphics Books. They have been releasing them for the last 19 years and the one here is one of the more innocuous covers, there are others that if I replicated them here I would most likely enter difficulty with Yahoo, and feel the have to blush greatly.
2. Before Wolverine, prior to Lobo, Deadpool and the Punisher there was Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman, which recounted the adventures of an ill tempered, violent, chain smoking, gin swilling (he kept a case by him in his milk truck) sociopath who during his carrier damaged a minimum of 9 milk trucks and a big hunk of the city he worked in, and he did it all without the copout of some mutant recovery capability, or enough ordnance to gear up a medium sized army. The developer is still aiming to get a motion picture made about him, which in the 80’s would have been a lot more initial than now I guess.
3. In some cases to discover justice a guy simply has to pick up a sword, and put on a gown. Or at least that seems to be the premise the manga Le Chevalier D’eon which has actually been translated into a 7 volume comic. The manga was an attempt by the author artist to turn a historical oddity, the cross-dressing French spy, traveler and Freemason D’eon de Beaumont, into a superhero. He did this by having him possessed from time to time by the spirit of his dead sis as they pursue a cult of revolutionaries, alchemists, and mercury filled zombies controlled by Saint Germain. It’s also been become a flamboyant anime series.
4. Ahhh, Jack Chick Publications, the manufacturer of all those over the top little spiritual pamphlets for so numerous years likewise produced some complete sized comics too. Enhancing not only in size however loonyness and vitriol as well.
The Alberto on the cover was the author of a series that supposed to blow the cover off of a vast Catholic/ Jewish/ Communist/ Hellish conspiracy that he asserted to have been a previous member of which was out to … Well think about something awful and amp it up by an aspect of 110 and you have exactly what they were doing.
Chick Publications and Alberto, prior to he was revealed to be a con-artist who was making it all up, swore it was all real.
Hey, and inspect it out, both Four Horsemen and Chains Fairies are “recommended for adult reading.” If you had a comic store would you put them on the same rack?
* I changed the spelling to B * nd * g * to keep this from turning up in look for the “B” word, as it seems this was getting a lot of hits from some unpleasant business otherwise.
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