Monday, September 19, 2005

Warning labels, and the mushiness, the cheapness.

Just as some crime comics are especially marked on the cover "FOR ADULTS ONLY" (which of course entices children even more), so some of these love-confession comics are marked "NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN." And just as there are supermen, superwomen, superboys and superducks, so the industry now supplies a "SUPER-LOVER."

Studying these love-confession books is even more tedious than studying the usual crime comic books. You have to wade through all the mushiness, the false sentiments, the social hypocrisy, the titillation, the cheapness.