I’m not sure I ever trusted birds. Not Crows or Ravens or even Doves. They seem to want to be so solitary so much the center of attention. I never really understood them. And I never really felt comfortable with them. I feel like the distance they fly is too far and not just the physical distance. But the overall gulfs that they place between themselves and others. I have my issues I know that. I am a fault line of flaws, like cracks in a mountain. I am imperfect and volatile like a red dwarf. Not yet a sun but still somehow a star all the same. I guess that is done with now. I need no crowds, while they bring Doves to life. I am a solitary star all who enter my space, won’t receive enough warmth or light to live under. Not if they themselves require the warmth of so many other suns.
The issue I wrote for Advent comic’s Black Star Line: American Dreams about an immortal black man with superhuman gifts born in the post-reconstruction south who lives through the ages and deals with blackness from Jim Crow to the modern era.
Check the super-heroics and sexual escapades of Dark Spider, Suc-U-Babe, and Co as they blaze a trail across the multiverse and beyond leaving fire and fluid in their wake.
For those of you who don’t know I not only write reviews but comics too. The kinds with violence and sexual situations in them. Below are three featuring my creator owned character Dark Spider. Enjoy responsibly and the privacy of your own home.
A little mini comic from the future of the Lawful Evil universe.
So last weekend I was trying something new with the NSFW reviews and as such didn’t have one but to the old way of doing things and writing about people doing each other. This weekend I’m reviewing an erotic, action-comedy gem, from creator Erotibot. It’s sort of like Revenge of the Nerds only if it were in the world of Dragon Ball and had consensual sex. So let’s get into this John Hughes film of a first issue and see what’s up.
Our story begins in the halls of HSHS, where we meet our main character and prototypical nerd Marvin, and his pal Davy. They talk about there upcoming science fair while Charlene, head cheerleader leader and run of the mill mean girl, laments that her cheerleading career is in jeopardy because of her failing grades. She comes up with a great idea to remedy that by having Marvin help her with her homework and by help, she means do all of it for her. While that is going on the HSHS star quarterback, Spud spies “his girl” and a nerd talking and pulls out a handgun spraying the hallway. An aside I don’t think Erotibot meant for this to be insensitive or offensive in the least, it comes off as comical and no one is injured. A teacher even pulls out a Tommy gun and returns fire as a means of discipline, while ironically yelling “ No shooting in the hallway.” Everyone cowers and despite her protests to the contrary Spud reiterates that Charlene belongs to him and Marvin needs to know his place. But little does Spud know Marvin has a hidden power that even, he is not aware of.
Erotibot’s world is lighthearted and hormonal, nothing seems to take itself seriously from the ridiculous assertions of masculinity, to the aggressive use of feminine wiles. Even Marvin the main character isn’t to be taken as seriously has his insane superpowers entail and this is where HSHS shines, it’s funny and fun pure and simple. There is however some thought put into the story as the mystery of Marvin’s abilities and genetic gifts fill the narrative. This like a lot of my other reviews isn’t just an excuse to draw sex, Erotibot put a little thought into this outing making it an engaging read.
Erotibot’s art style is a cross between Archie and Slut Girl. The characters all have a wholesome feel while all the while feeling just as sexually charged as any high school. There is also a great fluidity in the movements of the characters, from action scenes to sex scenes, no one looks stiff or uncomfortable unless the scene calls for it and the facial expressions are great at conveying the personality of the characters. The comic is in black and white but that works in its favor adding to the manga-equse feel of the story where using color might otherwise distract the reader and feel out of place.
Hot Shit High issue 1 is a great comic for those who don’t want an erotic story too heavy but don’t want it to be shallow either. I look forward to the next issue which is in the works on Erotibot’s website as we speak.
Nsfw comics will now be posted on Saturday’s instead of Friday’s
As I’ve stated before I enjoy erotic/ Nsfw comics and one of the first ones I read was a little piece called Hero Tales: Legs to Kill by writer/artist duo Otaku Bucky and Rabies T. Lagomorph, respectively, a witty and surprisingly well-constructed introduction to their erotic superhero universe or what Axel Braun tries to do but better.
Our story opens up in Ebon City, where our main character and the city’s premier hero, Derek Hammer, a cross between Captain America and Luke Cage. Hammer has just finished stopping an attempt on the life of one, Brehim Madaani, ambassador from the fictional country of Cai’roq. The ambassador’s anti-terror stance had made him the target of Diamond-Back, muscle for the terrorist group Intraid. After the police take the villain away all-star reporter, Lois Cho, steps in to get a scoop from Hammer about the recent attack and why he was escorting Madaani. Hammer plays coy about the situation, keeping it all business until Cho asks him for an exclusive, which leads to them having ravenous sex in her news van.
Afterward, Hammer is assigned to Madaani’s guard detail for a special event, while Lois flirts her way in. They argue like a married couple until they come face to face with Ilyona Shikari, the strong and stacked, date of Mr. Madanni. While Lois and Hammer continue arguing Ilyona takes Madnni upstairs, to cause more trouble for our hero.
Otaku Bucky is a competent storyteller and I don’t mean that disparagingly. Legs to Kill is an example of what happens when an erotic comic writer comes to the table with a larger plan in mind and a lot of wit. This comic has one of my favorite line of all of comics “ And that, fellas is why you don’t bring guns to a hammer fight.” Hero Tales is a legitimate comic and not just an excuse to have people with nice bodies have sex. This is clear when you consider there is an actual plot and clear threads to a larger story at play. The women are also written with some sense of control of their sexuality often initiating sex instead of being victims of it.
Rabies T Lagomorph is one of my favorite erotic illustrators in the game. His style is a distinct combination of firm and supple bodies, built for saving the day or enjoying the night. He also doesn’t make Hammer look like a white guy with a bad tan, which unfortunately can happen in comics. His design of Ilyona Shikari is not only sexy but invites the notion that she is not to be fucked with unless of course, she’s asking for it.
The main thing I appreciate about Hero Tales, besides the sex, is that Hammer is not portrayed by as some insatiable black brute, whose only conscious thought is having sex with the nearest wet hole. I’ve found a number of these stories have this issue, along with the “thug” stereotype character being a mindless sex toy for white women. Hero Tales thankfully doesn’t have that problem, allowing Hammer to have a swagger about him as well as dimensions beyond the trope. I also like the fact that every character has a motive beyond sex, Hammer is a superhero, Cho is trying to make her career and Shikari, well you’ll have to read and see what she really wants. This is not to say that the depictions of sex aren’t fantastic in the way that only erotic stories are supposed to make them appear, but there is more going on here than an exchange of bodily fluids and low moaning. I’m looking forward to more from this universe as it combines two things that I enjoy more than anything sex and superheroes.
You can find Hero Tales: Legs to Kill on Patreon
I’m going to let everyone in on a secret, I love the Cyberpunk genre, having been first introduced to it in college I voraciously read as many Cyberpunk novels as I could. Unfortunately, since we live in the future that most of the books are set in, and still can’t graft retractable razors into our hands, the genre all but died. So when I saw Mine to Avenge on Kickstarter I thought, hmm, black folk and Cyberpunk, might give this a whirl. Truth be told I’m glad I did.
Our story starts in New Orleans, Louisiana circa 1863. We meet a young girl named Leah, who is running down an alley while being chased by someone or something otherworldly only to be saved by a priest who lies on her behalf, throwing her pursuer who happens to be her owner off her trail. Flash forward to Tunguska, Russia in the year 2154 where we meet our protagonists Prya and Travis, two members of an organization known as the Retribution Cabal. The duo is on a mission to save a young girl who went missing on a post-college backpacking trip. From here our story takes a decidedly spooky turn.
When I finished my initial read through this comic, I thought one thing, ‘Damn, it’s over already?’ Writer Robert Jeffery II does a great job of introducing the characters of Prya and Travis who have a relationship laced with witty banter and playful needling. Such is the case when Prya finds out that Travis’ ship AI is named Sade and takes her sweet time making fun of him using song titles from the AI’s namesake. Jeffery breaks right into the action with a scene like something out of ‘The Ritual’ as the duo carve a bloody path through the girl’s kidnappers, a group of cultists so weird looking they’d make Lovecraft smile. I also appreciate Travis’ responses to the cult leaders racially charged remarks, both verbally and physically.
The art in this book is extremely crisp, with a production value rivaling any “mainstream” book out there. Artists Mateo Illuminati and Loris Ravina do a great job of bringing this world to life, especially during the fight scenes. The action is depicted as very straightforward but far from boring and the character designs are sleek yet rugged when the moment calls for it. The design of the cultist’s leader looks equal parts horrifying and ridiculous but fits the scene perfectly. The locale designs give me a funky ‘Blade Runner’ meets Wakanda vibe and that fits perfectly in this cyberpunk, dark fantasy world.
I genuinely enjoyed this first issue, however, I do have some problems with certain aspects of it.
The story isn’t as focused as I’m used to, yes Prya and Travis are dope, but I don’t know why they do what they do. What is Retribution Cabals to Leah? What does the return of the Lalaurie’s mean? How did the RC form? And what have they been doing before the return of this family? These are a few of the questions I would have liked touched upon a least a little in the first issue. Other than these things I enjoyed this first outing and hope that this is an ongoing series and not just a mini, so we can get into the history of the world and characters, as well as how they shape the current story.
You can purchase a copy of Mine to Avenge: The Book of Layla issue# 1 from Gumroad and Peepgamecomix