I’ve been meaning to do this one for a while. First, my pointless boycott of John Byrne’s work got in the way, but now that we’re past that, I think I can review a John Byrne comic that’s out of print. I had actually been hoping for it to be included on DC Universe. They’ve
Harleen is ftom DC's Black Label line, giving us a new look at the origin of Harley Quinn. It's well established that Psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel was treating the Joker in Arkham Asylum. The Clown Prince of Crime managed to draw the already unbalanced doctor across the line into becoming his accomplice.
Sex Criminals, the mature readers title from Image Comics is coming back. We last saw Suzie and Jon back in June of 2018. Some of us were beginning to think that it was becoming the victim of it's own success. Never fear, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky are bringing it back. In January, 2020 the final story arc, "The End."sees its beginnings.
I'm really glad that I picked Savage Dragon up again. It's obvious that Erik Larsen loves comics. It's also very good to see a creator into slow storytelling. I miss the days when a subplot would run for months, sometimes over a year. Erik Larsen seems to have been a fan of that, too.
With the fall of Vertigo, publishers like Image are left to pick up the reigns of publishing mature, socially conscious comics for adults. Fortunately, Image has been good about filling that niche, especially when it comes to creator-owned titles. Titles like Sex Criminals and Sex have even reinforced Image as an appropriate place for comics dealing with very mature subject matter. With a new comic, SFSX, Image ventures into an area of social commentary in
I know, but I couldn't resist writing the title of the article like that. About Betty's Boob looks to be a quality comic dealing with a serious issue that affects 1/3 to 1/2 of women diagnosed with breast cancer.
There was a review of this comic that I read recently somewhere else, that focused on Erik Larsen's new focus on the sex life of Malcolm Dragon, the son of the original Savage Dragon. It's not actually that new, as it's been a major plot point for a couple of years. I decided that I'd give the issue in question a shot and see what I thought of it. Needless to say, this issue deals with some graphic depictions of adult situations and as such, this review will be dealing with some more mature topics.
The first press release that we received from Titan Comics about Peepland left us a little perplexed about how to handle it. We've reviewed more mature material here before, and our editorial policy is to keep the site as family-friendly as possible. We find even censoring content as minimally as possible distasteful, as it can obstruct the artistic vision of the creators. It also puts us in the position of enforcing our moral code upon other people who may not share it, being either more or less conservative in their definition of "objectionable."