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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 270

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Let’s take a look at one of the most clever pornographic comic book moments that you’ll see, courtesy of Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls…

As you may or may not know, Lost Girls is about three famous “lost girls,” Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Wendy from Peter Pan, all meeting together at a hotel for some, well, I guess it sort of like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, only with strictly erotic stories.

However, since this is Alan Moore, the erotica is quite interesting.

In any event, here is the set-up for an amusing pornographic scene involving Wendy (who, by this time, is in her 30s and married to a man about 20 years older than she) and her husband…

They arrive at the hotel…

Her husband is intrigued by the erotic literature the hotel has in their room (this is a special sort of hotel, as you might imagine) and Wendy is intrigued when, while on a walk, she sees the silhouetted figure of their bellhop masturbating in a window…

So when she returns to the room, both people are secretly quite sexually excited, but far too prim to actually act on it, so instead we get this impressive scene by Moore, which, of course, makes even more sense knowing that this specifically Wendy from Peter Pan…

Clever work from Moore, and fine artwork from Gebbie.

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It took me a while to figure out what the “drip” was. Clever.

Great friggin’ book. Worth picking up!

What is that drip, anyway? I haven’t figured it out yet.

But that’s still a magnificent comic.

The drip is the ribbon sliding off the rolled-up contract. You can see it working its way off in previous panels.

amazed lost girls made the list. for given alan moore made it about three famouse fictional ladies sharing their certain history with each other and actully seeing a pannel from it mind blowing.

This scene and the last three pages of the book are definitely the stand out moments. I think, on the whole, that a lot of what Moore was trying to accomplish with this book was done better in League. Moore can be very maudlin, and that kind of works against a story about sex, human relationships, and abuse. Formally though, this scene is fantastic and that last panel in the book totally makes up for any other shortcomings.

It took me a while to figure out what the “drip” was. Clever.

Yeah, it really is. It’s interesting – I give Moore the credit because he’s known to be a very detailed script guy for his artists, but do you think he even added that last little touch, or should I be giving Gebbie some more credit?

It’s nice to have finally read a bit of Lost Girls. I’ve been thinking about weither it’s worth picking it up and from that scene it definetly is.
Can’t believe I doubted Moore for a moment :P

Porn… boy, I don’t know.

Yeah, it really is. It’s interesting – I give Moore the credit because he’s known to be a very detailed script guy for his artists, but do you think he even added that last little touch, or should I be giving Gebbie some more credit

I suspect that’s almost certainly either something Moore specified or something that came up during a conversation between the two of them.

The sequence is quite fun, but unfortunately I can’t find anything redeeming about Melinda Gebbie’s art.

Peter’s shadow sure taught Wendy’s a lot of naughty stuff! LOL.

The juxtaposition of darning a stocking and “naughty” shadows is a nice little joke on the Peter Pan story too.

There I was thinking that Robin Williams movie Hook was the most disturbing use of Peter Pan characters.

the “drip” is the brilliant storytelling of the ribbon on the previous page around the document, slowly getting closer to the end of the document, and conveniently loosening and dropping off the roll.
Now I gots ta gets me some Lost Girls…

oops, didn’t see someone already explained it, my bad.

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