Two from Class Comics
Tug Harder and Angelface
Tug Harder - Story and Art by Butch McLogic,
Angelface - Story and Art by Benoit Prevot, Translation by Patrick Fillion.
Class Comics, 2008
by Desmond Miller
Porn is porn, whither it's in movies, novels or comics. The difference is the way in which it is presented to the viewer. Nowadays with porn movies it's all about showing the act of sex in motion and very few ever have a story. With novels it is the exact opposite - the author has to, with his words, convey the act of sex and make the reader picture it in his head. Also, you are more likely to find a story that can help get you hot and bothered. Comics have the unique ability to do both and Class Comics publishes some of the best porn comics out there today. Two of their comics that have good stories, and even better art, are Benoit Prevot's Angelface and Butch McLogic's Tug Harder.
Angelface is a period piece set in 1922 London and is about two thieving young hooligans named Alan and Red who steal a kings sum from the richest houses in London. Everything is going well, they have a ton of money and the sex is great but that all changes when Alan decides not to share the loot. He leaves Red without a pot to piss in and hops a ship for the new world and has sex and robs the boat blind. Until he gets caught and sold into a prostitution ring. But is he really upset with it? And what about poor Red? Well Red is not one to be given the shaft and not return the favor so he hops aboard a ship hot on Alan's trail; the only difference is Red has to work for his fare and every bit of sweat makes the anger in his belly grow. Prevot's story is quite compelling and does not forget that it is a porn comic so there is tons of penis. This is one of those rare occasions when the story out shines the porn.
Now Tug Harder on the other hand is a bit different. The porn is the driving force behind the story and it works, albeit in a very surreal way. Tug Harder is a very simple story about an undercover photojournalist named Doug Arder (get it) who works for a XXX gay magazine who gets candid shots of ordinary blue collar men in what looks to be the south. Doug stumbles across a farm of men who are everything his readers would drool over. Business is booming until our over sexed photographer gets caught by the men who, while engaging in gay sex, are not gay. When confronted with the pictures Doug pleads for his life as they punish him in the only way they know how, by running a train on his ass. Remember, it is a porn comic. When everyone is done working him over they decide to hang him, but there plans are derailed by one of the craziest twist in porn comic history. Now, this comic is all about the sex and it works. The art is a fantastic mix of a sketchy hand drawn panels that are beautifully colored digitally and the twist at the end has guaranteed an issue 2 purchase.
Each of these comics was entertaining in their own right but with porn comics it all comes down to what you as the reader want. Do you want to stimulate your brain or your junk? It is rare for a comic to do both.
Editor's note - buy this and other ADULT comics at Class Comics. Tell 'em Prism sent ya!
Desmond Miller is a comic book creator out of San Francisco who has just started his own small comic book publishing company called Slumberland Press. He is a writer and a fledgling artist, who writes a lot and every so often gets a wild hair and tries to draw one of his scripts, and it's not pretty. So he is much more comfortable working with artists. So if you are an artist with nothing better to do, let him know and maybe you two could make magic.
Tug Harder © 2008 Butch McLogic. Angelface © 2008 Benoit Prevot. Review © 2009 Desmond Miller.
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