These small 8-page comics were sold in tobacco shops, barbershops, bars, or other places that were frequented by a largely male clientele in the early to mids when they were produced. Local artists would supply these smutty little books, which often featured well-known comic strip characters and celebrities doing unspeakable things to each other. By the time real porn mags hit the shelves in the s, the Tijuana Bibles had waned in popularity. Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey.
Sure, I knew they could be a little bloody and violent when the superheroes took out the bad guys. So, when browsing my local comic book store, the title of a comic book made me double-take: Sex Criminals?! In just a second, my ideas of what comics book were—and more importantly, who they were for—dissipated.
But the truth is that the writers of superhero adventures have been making strides ever since the '90s to make the world of capes a more diverse one when it comes to sexual and gender identities. Iceman — was a gay man, and the way it unfolded was unique in a way that could only happen in a superhero comic. The series opens with the original five X-men, including Iceman, being brought into the present while they're still teenagers.