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April 19th, 2009

2:33 AM

Smutty Gay Comics

Thanks to Tina Anderson's blog, I found Class Comics (NOT SAFE FOR WORK!) which sells dirty gay comics. I had never seen anything like this before, so when I saw their "Buy 4 free 1" sale, with each digital comic going for $3.50, I thought, hey, why not give them a try. I only live once, after all. Randomly I picked four titles and checked out those things.

I have to say, those Class Comics people are pretty nice. As you can tell from the above, I forgot to add my free fifth title to my order, so when I emailed them about this, they let me pick a title and send it to me via a YouSendIt download link.

Their DRM requires me to download the Locklizard PDF viewer to activate their verification thingy before I can view my smut. It's a painless download, but I suspect some people may not want the additional hassle of downloading a software. Then again, I've seen people do more complicated things to get their hands on smut, so who knows?

Oh, and don't worry, from what I see, I get to keep the comics I buy "forever". There is no expiry, no time limit after which I can't access them, or anything like that. Once I've bought them, they are mine. However, I have been burned by DRM-protected books that stopped working once the publisher went out of business or the vendor didn't feel like doing so (Amazon!) and couldn't verify the files anymore. I'm not sure if these comics I've bought will be like that. Not that I am saying that Class Comics will go out of business, but I'd really hope that my comics will still be accessible with or without Class Comics being online.

Now, as for the comics themselves, well, I don't know whether I should review them - like I mentioned in a previous blog entry, I don't want to scare the genteel visitors away - but if I do, I'd say this: those are some of the scariest oversized penises I've ever seen. Do people actually enjoy looking at those painfully huge things? All I can think of when I see them is, "OUCH." And by huge, I'm talking about how these artists have sized the characters' penises to be as thick as the superhero's heavily muscled arm and how those monsters stretch all the way down to the knees at the very least.

But my biggest disappointment in all four (I've yet to look at the freebie I got) is how short the comics are. Still, that won't be so bad if these short comics don't have so little plot at the same time. There are really funny lines that mock the nature of the works, but on the whole, there is hardly any story. Just sex. Superhero meets bad guys, ooh! Ka-pow! Superhero gets molested by bad guy! Wham! Superhero uses his magic pee-pee to overcome the bad guy! Yay! Superhero has mighty butt shag with fellow superhero buddy. Get the next issue! Barring the creepy oversized penises, the artworks are actually very nice and I think it's great we get to see some hot guys for a change instead of the usual overendowed heroines in very little clothes. Hurray for equal opportunity sexual exploitation! But I don't know if I want to pay $3.50 for another issue. There is really not enough story to make the creepy oversized penises worth the money in my opinion. 

4 comment(s).

Posted by Teddypig:

Tagame can be extremely excessively way way violent and almost alway rape is involved.

But... his artwork is incredible especially his calender posed dudes. Very masculine and he likes hairy guys.
April 19th, 2009 @ 7:26 AM

Posted by Tina:

@Teddypig - Tagame is very much into violent imagery - and that was a common trend in gay manga for years. When yaoi for women eclipsed gay manga in Japan, the gay scene died down. In the last few years though, many gay male fans of yaoi in Japan have started making their own comics and calling them 'menslove'. Less about violence, and more about idealized romantic sexual encounters. In America, its call 'bara' and you can find out more about it at yaoi911.com [he's making his own comics, but loves gay manga.]
April 19th, 2009 @ 7:34 AM

Posted by Mrs G:

You people are seriously corrupting innocent old me.
April 19th, 2009 @ 12:43 PM

Posted by meh:

mwahahahaa. I had to clean my browsing history after finding the right links that I wanted to mention (after browsing for another forty minutes or so, mind you). Yeah, my college aged offspring (who commandeers my computer quite frequently) knows I look at those sites, but em doesn't need to know how much or how often.
April 19th, 2009 @ 2:53 PM