I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space
Printed By Platinum Studios
If you remember Girl Twirl Studios before they shut down, you got some awesome women themed comic books. This one so reminds me of what was being pushed by Paige Braddock and others that this comic has a warm place in my house. Megan has done an awesome job with a campy science fiction comic book that has no nudity, few if any naughty words, but one funny “Mars Needs Women” style story line that had me laughing all the way through it. The title alone is enough to grab your attention, but the faux 60’s style art, and generically B-Movie style is just wonderful to have as a comic book. This is one I really want to have in print so I can have my copy of it at home.
On Susan’s way home from work, she is abducted by the Captain of an unusual gang of pirates. When she wakes up she finds herself in space and in quite a strange predicament. So the line goes in the official bio of the comic book. What is not said is that this has some seriously amusing episodic parts in it that help you realize that cheesy comics are not dead. The art work is in line with a lot of the older romance comic books including the dotted colors throughout. This really does look like it rolled off some of the older romance comic book presses in the 1960’s. Of course you add lesbian space pirates who have issues of their own, and kidnapped Sandy, you have to really wonder what is going on here. The first comic book is too short by far leaving a lot of the story line for later comics.
The drawing is fairly primitive, something you would see in many of the older churned out comic books that really were just about audience rather than art. You also get a feel that the author is sending up everything she can think of sending up as a joke throughout the entire comic book. That is something that makes this really delightful and evocative of the early days of Girl Twirl and Strawberry comics before they went out of business and stopped publishing. The interesting part is that there really isn’t any nudity and the whole lesbian stich is just that, something to get people to at least look at the comic book and see if they want to purchase it. If you can’t grab people’s attention in fewer than 14 words, then what are you supposed to do when you have all those comics to go through at the local comic book shop.
Overall this one ought to make you laugh a lot, and because it is so absolutely cheesy, that alone makes this a fun read. Rating this one 5 of 5 stars because it brings back a lot of amusing memories for people who followed the early romance comic books. While it looks primitive all the way through, that is obviously intentional, with a slapstick sense of amusement to the whole girl comic book scene. Yeah you want to get this one if you can find it, if not it is online at better e-comic book stores.
- Afrodisiac (comicsforge.com)
- The Scariest Comic Books of All Time! – Domu: A Child’s Dream (goodcomics.comicbookresources.com)
- Ayn Rand Comic Book (volokh.com)
- LGBT Icon Cher Gets Own Comic Book (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Comic Book Robot Road Trip to Vegas! (goodcomics.comicbookresources.com)