Well, after sorting everything from the infamous long box, we grouped them into three categories: (1) Sheer dross, (2) Specials (chromium covers, ashcans, signed and/or numbered items, etc.), and (3) Sex and Violence. We’ll do more on the other categories later … well on the second one anyway. Nobody really needs to read up or see anything on Valiant Comics or X-Men 2099.
We’ve already talked about how sex played a big part into the 1990s and how extreme violence, either horror or action oriented, merged to create a Bad Girl phenomenon. Demonesses like Lady Death, or priestesses like Areala Warrior Nun stuffed the racks at the local shop bringing joy to awkward and anger-repressed fans. We were obviously not awkward or angry since we never owned any of these books. Don’t get us wrong, fantasy girls still have their appeal. Dave Stevens’ good girl art was more our thing. Actually, now that we talked about it, yes. We were awkward. Still are. It’s endearing.
Historical subnote: a group of us attended our first Comic-Con in the early 90s and as we entered the hall we saw Dave Stevens booth near the front. Dave had moved on from his Rocketeer stuff (damn) to focus on his Good Girl art. Well, being the fan boys that we were, we stopped and chatted Dave up. He wasn’t really interested in talking to us since we didn’t look like we were old enough to buy erotica. But we persisted and after a couple of minutes, we figured we’d cajone-up and ask him for a couple of sketches. He relented after some pleading and we ended up with a Rocketeer helmet sketch and a Betty head shot. Sweet! We’ll post the Rocketeer sketch later. Can’t do it for the Betty picture since the group disbanded as we went our separate ways and the sketch disappeared another kid.
Well, you probably didn’t come for the jibber-jabber, so here’s a bunch of sex mixed with violence to quench your thirst for such things. Even though the outfits and poses are pretty suggestive, only the last image actually has a nude, but we’d still recommend underage viewers and others concerned by these types of images steer clear. These are mature viewers only pictures.