Penthouse Comix

This week on the show: Top Tens, and number ones, Flash comics, and Major Spoilers takes a look at X-rated comics.

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None this week!

REVIEWS
Stephen
Stephen
Warlord of Mars #3
Covers: J. Scott Campbell (50%), Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (1-in-15), Patrick Berkenkotter (1-in-10)
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Penciller/Inker: Lui Antonio
We — and John Carter — dive into this issue head-first. At long last he arrives on Mars and meets the green Martian warrior Tars Tarkas. Carter butts heads with the brutal greens pretty quickly, but he’s got an edge on them — Mars’s weaker gravity means he’s got superhuman strength. Who said you can’t beat the truth into somebody?

Rating: ★★★★☆

Matthew
Wonder Woman #605
Co-Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Phil Hester; Art by Don Kramer, Eduardo Pansica, Daniel HDR, Jay Leisten, Marlo Alquiza, Wayne Faucher and Eber Ferreira
As Wonder Woman continues her quest to find out exactly what happened to her current reality and who is ultimately responsible, she encounters the first of the three most deadly gods known to man. Together, they comprise…the Morrigan!

Rating: ★★½☆☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Someone is gonna die in the Fantastic Four, bringing the team down to three.  While comic book deaths are seldom final, it can be fun to speculate and jump on board the hype wagon to see if you are right or not.  With the polybagged edition of Fantastic Four #587 arriving in stores on February 2, 2011, it’s time to start placing your bets on who will die, and who will live.

VOTE

MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: X-Rated Comics
Penthouse Comix
Penthouse Comix was an American mass-market, magazine-sized comic book, published by Penthouse International from its inception in spring 1994 through July 1998, and thereafter by General Media Communications, parent company of Penthouse magazine. Initially edited by writers George Caragonne and Horatio Weisfeld, it ran 32 issues plus one special edition.

Xxxenophile
XXXenophile is an American comic book series, published by Palliard Press and later Studio Foglio. It is an anthology of short, whimsical, erotic fantasy and science fiction stories, written and penciled by Phil Foglio. Each story is inked by a different artist.

Ironwood (January 1991 – September 1995)
Ironwood is a pornographic comic book series written and drawn by Bill Willingham in the 1990s, published in the United States by Eros Comix. It ran for 11 issues.

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6 Comments

  1. TheNewNum.2
    December 29, 2010 at 5:40 am — Reply

    So… Major Spoilers After Dark. How long until the first innuendo related joke? Let’s just say that everyone who had ‘under 4 minutes’ in the pool, the check with your winnings is in the mail.

    Ironically, the discussion of adult comics didn’t get an adult tag. So you got that going for you… which is nice.

  2. @lantis
    December 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm — Reply

    In response to my comment about Wasp’s death impacting whether Sue would die, Stephen pretty much nailed it with one extra bit. Sue and Wasp aren’t just major female characters, but the wives of major male characters so to kill of Sue would be way too similar a story for Marvel to try and pull off in such a short time. I think the writing team has way too much pride to have that close a copy of events in such a short time.

    Now I am off to listen to this episode two to four more times like I do with every episode. Thanks again guys.

  3. December 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm — Reply

    While I appreciate and enjoy more mature comics such as WATCHMEN and FABLES, I’ve never understood the allure of pornographic comics.

  4. Spocktagon
    December 30, 2010 at 9:10 am — Reply

    Oglaf is awesome. XXXenophile is also awesome. The other adult comics you have mentioned… well, they don’t appeal to me as much. Rodrigo has a point, the interwebs provides a vast repository of sexual images, if that’s your thing, and drawn sex seems… pointless. Except in the above two instances, where they do things you can’t film, and it’s FUNNY. It’s hard to find another medium that pokes fun at sex, and it’s even harder to poke fun at sex without SHOWING sex… so I think there’s a place for adult works in comics.

  5. Ricco
    December 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm — Reply

    If what you are looking for is a solid history with sex here and there what you should look for is Seinen manga (probably ecchi/drama) not Hentai, seriously some stories literaly gave me nightmares. Let’s put it this way what happens in Battle Royal is cuddly happy-love compared to what is in some of those books.

    P.S. Don’t know if you ever got my email Stephen explaining manga types, it was titled “Manga Reviewing”. It should help if you ever have to explain the genres again.

  6. Blackthunder01
    January 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    I just got done playing your Christmas episode and am now streaming this one. I love how at the end of your Christmas podcast you say that you’re talking about Mature comics next week because you feel you can do it without going “tee hee… boobies” yet the first thing you guys do when you start this podcast is joke around saying “tee hee … boobies” and the like. I love it! (INSERTED AFTER LISTENING) Just finished listening to this episode and very well handled. :)

    Jonah Hex movie. I had a free Redbox Rental coupon from McDonald’s monopoly game so I figured “Free is about the only price I’m going to risk to see Jonah Hex.” So I checked it out. I over paid. Another way to put it is thusly: Jonah Hex made me want to see Catwoman.

    I had no idea that Adam Hughes was once a Mature artist professionally. I bought one of his artbooks last year and saw some Mature artwork in it but I thought that they were most likely some personal sketches or commisions or done “just because”. I’m interested in looking up some of his earlier works to now. Thanks!

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