Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Count the Porn-Faces!

This cover appeals to a wide range of the fanboy/girl demographic. It has something for everyone. Mostly it has a variety of porn-faces. It is a fact that porn-faces on a cover helps sales. I myself bought this when it came out because of Supergirl.

Counting Krypto (and you always have to count Krypto), there are 6 open-mouthed porn-faces on the 8 characters featured on this comic cover.

Perry White doesn't show one mostly because he is old and unattractive. Hopefully no fanboy lusts after the Perry, but you never know. He does have a cigar in his mouth. I don't know what that means, though. Jimmy Olsen doesn't show the porn-face because Jimmy sucks and he doesn't deserve any. Ever.

Of the six porn-faces shown, males are represented by a total of four and the women have two. Males are shamelessly objectified on this cover with a porn-face ratio of two-to-one over the women.

The lesson I have learned from this cover is that a Neal Adams drawn Supergirl is hot.

- from Superman Family #185
(Sept-Oct 1977)

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4 comments:

  1. But what's up with Lois's (I'm guessing it's Lois) face? One side of her jaw looks all swollen up as though she had comedy toothache.

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  2. I thought Lois looked liek a rubber doll that was shoved in a closet for a while and something heavy like a bowling ball deformed the features.

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  3. I have come to the conclusion that if you want to kick Superman's ass you had best arrange to do it on the front cover. His reflexes are totally crap on covers. Look, he's getting dropped by Jimmy Olsen here. Jimmy fricking Olsen!

    Theory: Either UPC symbols are made out of Kryptonite or the CCA stamp is magical.

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  4. I actually remember buying this book when it was first published.

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