Art by Amanda Conner
Published by DC
I have all kinds of feelings about this new Silk Spectre comic. And a lot those of those feelings have been transferred to my blood stream and are stirring my manhood and hardening my nipples and whatnot because I do believe some of these scenes are kind of erotic. Who knew. I’ll give you some examples.
First, she gets into a fight with a vicious San Francisco gang that uses nothing but knives and swords. I guess that’s fortunate because any prison hardened Latino gang just would have shot her. But the money shot is where she’s torturing one of the criminals by grinding her knee into this one dude’s pelvis.
I’m pretty sure I paid a woman to do something similar to me, or was that licking and slapping? I can’t recall because I’ve been born again. Then after a night of rough fighting she bounces on top of her boyfriend.
Then there’s this fight she gets into with two other women, in bikinis, and its just an awful brawl according to my engorged nipples. Here’s a peek:
Oh yeah. More lady thighs clenching someone’s neck. And then there’s the end of this issue’s story where everyone gets into an LSD haze and starts taking their clothes off. I’m making the presumption of an orgy but who knows.
Now that the heavy panting and sweating are over with you might want to know is this any good? Well, it certainly is kind of horny which I kind of approve of. It also adheres very nicely to the accepted tropes of the sacred text. We see pirate comics on page 12. The writers use song lyrics to punctuate many of the scenes although some of the Snake God’s latest offerings seem like silent musicals at times. There is also the habit of using the final panel to quote some poet or other person whose point of view is pertinent. I have a feeling that Ken Kesey would not be pleased with this plotline. This is all a nice homage to the holy writ.
If there’s anything offkey about this it would be the crazy plotline that you might read in a comic book. Did you know that LSD was pushed by mobsters so that kids would buy more records? Yeah, I know insidious. Here’s a quick Wikipedia entry that would yield a far more interesting plot point and that British writers would be a lot more honest about.
“Introduced by Sandoz Laboratories, with trade-name Delysid, as a drug with various psychiatric uses in 1947, LSD quickly became a therapeutic agent that appeared to show great promise. In the 1950s, officials at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) thought the drug might be applicable to mind control and chemical warfare; the agency’s MKULTRA research program propagated the drug among young servicemen and students. The subsequent recreational use of the drug by youth culture in the Western world during the 1960s led to a political firestorm that resulted in its prohibition. Currently, a number of organizations—including the Beckley Foundation, MAPS, Heffter Research Institute and the Albert Hofmann Foundation—exist to fund, encourage and coordinate research into the medicinal and spiritual uses of LSD and related psychedelics.”
I should point out that this would be a much more interesting plotline to follow other than mobsters trying to convince the Beatles to buy in to the new product. Yes the Beatles make an appearance and possibly Brian Jones and Mick Jagger although its not entirely clear. These might be minor bands in the Watchmen world.
So, how do you rate this. I would say that its respectful to the canon but average in its execution, although high marks for its horniness. I would give it 3.75 out of 5.