Friday, May 20, 2011
Sex ed gives me a Woody
Who says comic books aren't educational? Here's a sex ed lecture on X and Y chromosomes and what makes males and females, and it even uses the word "sperms." Whew. Heavy stuff for the early '50s. EC Comics prided itself on having older, more mature readers, but for every one of them there were probably many more pre-teens looking goggle-eyed at this story. Two prospectors are kidnapped by a flying saucer sent by females of our far future for the purposes of reproduction. And do these good ol' boys get into THAT idea! It's drawn by Wally Wood.
Pass me your fan, Granny, I'm gettin' hot over here lookin' at these pretty gals and thinkin' of what I'd do in Marty and Phil's shoes.
From Weird Science-Fantasy #24, 1954:
As a bonus, here are scans of the original art, which I downloaded a few years ago from the Heritage Auctions site.
Hairy Green Eyeball recently posted something similar, both the original art and printed comic for a Wood story from Valor. You can find it here.