Sunday, 25 November 2012

O, MERRY MAID OF MIGHT, PLEASE WON'T YOU MARRY ME?


Images copyright DC COMICS

A while back, in a rare mad moment of indiscretion, I somewhat
impetuously revealed my schoolboy crush on SUSAN STORM (aka
The INVISIBLE GIRL), but I have an even more shameful confession
to make.  I could never quite remain faithful to sweet Susie, swiftly switch-
ing my fickle infatuation 'twixt a succession of four-colour cosmic cuties
whenever my attention was diverted by some slinky, seductive temptress
provocatively posing and pouting at me from whatever captivating
comic I happened to be rabidly reading at the time.


SCARLET WITCH, SATURN GIRL, The WASP, and MARVEL
GIRL were just some of the  many superpowered seductresses to whom I
felt oddly drawn - unlike them, who were awesomely and alluringly drawn
(little pun there) and stirred such strange sensations in my stomach. 

Another was KARA, alias
SUPERGIRL (who actually
bore a striking resemblance
to both Susan and Saturn
Girl), and - whether drawn by
JIM MOONEY or KURT
SCHAFFENBERGER - she
set my young pulse racing with
passions I didn't quite under-
stand and would've been un-
able to 'express' had the divine
diva magically sprung to life in
front of me.  (7 year old boys
are probably more clued-up
om such 'affairs of the heart'
nowadays, I imagine.)

Anyway, in tribute to
Kara, here's a selection
of images carefully culled
from my comic collection to
hopefully give you an idea as
to why the heavenly honey
so transfixed me. Curiously,
I never found her secret iden-
tity of LINDA DANVERS
quite so attractive.  Strange
what long blonde hair and a
short skirt can do, eh?  (Al-
though, looking at Linda now,
she's actually quite striking.
(Oh no!  I thought I'd
grown out of it.)

ADVENTURE COMICS #384, which heads this post, is an odd
little tale, lounging in the 'land of latent lesbianism' (and transvestism),
perhaps without even being aware of it, and presumably going straight
over the heads of the kids who read it back in the day.  Reading it today
as an adult, however, it seems unbelievable that the editors didn't
spot the inherent implications of the story at the time.


Anyway, did anyone else out there harbour such secret desires for sexy
statuesque superheroines, or was I the world's only paper pin-up perv?
Please tell me it ain't so!  (Go on, 'fess up.  You'll feel better for it.)


For another reminiscence in a similar vein, click here.

6 comments:

moonmando said...

I must fess up to getting a hard-on the first time i saw Jessica Rabbit on the big screen.Even sadder was the fact that i was in my late twenties at the time.
Sadder still is that she still sets a stirring in my 52yr old loins...Oh,dear!

Kid said...

"Language, Timothy!" No wonder she had that affect on you - Kathleen Turner was the model for her. Jessica was drawn over her, apparently.

moonmando said...

Sorry!....lol

Kid said...

Bed with no supper, you potty-mouthed rascal.

(Remember Friday.)

John Pitt said...

I'm sorry , Kid , but I've got to tell you that if you actually FANCIED these comic characters then you had some very serious problems! Now if you'd have said Betty Rubble ........

Kid said...

Strange - I'd have thought Olive Oyl was more your type.