Comic book publishers, both independent and internationally famous, have made huge strides in their depictions of gender. When Marvel and DC began experimenting with gender-flipped heroes several years ago, it was obvious that the market demanded a feminine presence ; Jane Seymour as Thor sold out her male counterpart in mere days, and the all-female Avengers team A-Force still flies off the shelves. Now that the comic book pantheon is filled with female and male characters, it stands to reason that some of them may want to have sex. Sex Criminals , created by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky and distributed by Image, has one of the purest and most perfect conceits on the market. Two characters, one man and one woman, discover that they share the ability to stop time upon orgasming. After having some fun with their newfound superpowers, they decide to rob a bank together, and everything gets absolutely nutso from there.
Hope your refractory period has passed. The comic medium has a special advantage in depicting the myriad layers of human intimacy. Unlike prose, artists can shape and exaggerate the contours of the human body for visceral interpretations. A dozen features alone could dissect the work of C.
9 Great Comics About Sex, From 'Saga' to 'Starfire'
Reader discretion is advised. While obviously there have been comic books about sex in the United States since the beginning of the 20th Century, these comics were almost always simply Tijuana Bibles, childish attempts at drawing popular celebrities and comic characters in sexual situations to appeal to the lowest common denominator. When it comes to actual good comic books involving sex, the American comic book market has lagged well behind Europe and Japan, where comic books about sex are quite common.
Today August 28 is " Read Comics in Public Day ," named so back in to honor the birthday of legendary illustrator and superhero creator Jack Kirby. The mission: to get people pumped about comic books by taking them out into the real world and reading them in public spaces where everybody can see. But while many misguided people still consider comics a medium for thirteen year old boys, there are lots of comics for readers of all ages and tastes.