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Month of LGBT Comics – Manly

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books with LGBT themes (LGBT standing for “Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender”), based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Here is an archive of the comics featured so far!

I’ve had some major internet connectivity issues the last few days, so I fell behind. So I thought a neat way to catch up was to feature all three of Dale Lazarov’s erotic graphic novels in a row. Here’s the review for Manly and here‘s the review for Sticky and here‘s the review for Nightlife. Manly is written by Lazarov and drawn by Amy Colburn.

Remember, we’re talking EROTIC graphic novels, so be forewarned before you read any further! There are sample pages, and they likely are not “safe for work.”

The concept for Manly is that all of the stories (which are told without dialogue) are about masculine guys.

“Busted” is about a citizen helping out a federal agent and later, at the ceremony where they both get medals, the citizen seems to get a lot of attention from the ladies. As the cop walks away from the party after the ceremony looking dejected, the citizen shows that he can help the agent out in other ways…

In the scene shown on the cover, an older boxer and a younger box spar with each other in the ring…and out of it.

Finally, a fellow fails to catch the attention of a bear at a club, but manages to find it at the bear’s job…as a “hot librarian.”

Amy Colburn has such a bright style that these stories really come off as quite cheerful. Unlike Sticky, though, I’d say that these stories tend to be more towards just porn than anything else. Just cheerful porn with a bunch of clever scenarios. And there is, of course, a real market for that, so don’t take that as me dismissing this book. For a porn comic, it is quite well done. If Dale Lazarov is involved, you have a pretty darn good idea you’re going to have a well-made gay porn comic.

Check out Dale’s website for info on how to order (and to see even more sample pages – even more “not safe for work” images!).

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