Saturday, March 26, 2016

50 Shades Of Archie?

We start off with one of the lyingest covers ever:

That's Black Swan Comics #1 (1945). The sad thing is, there's not a single pirate anywhere in the interior--it's just a bunch of reprints from other Archie Comics publications. Boo!!

It gets...interesting, though, inside the front cover:

What the what?!?

An ad for Rollicking Bedside Fun--in an Archie book?!?

More blown up detail:

Lusty, merry recreation? Blueprint for uninhibited living?!?

You can find copies of the book on Amazon...or eBay...

And if you look at some of the pages, well, you can see that it's a book full of dirty risque stories and naughty to embiggen to see part of the tale of a wife having her maid seduce her husband so she can catch them in flagrante:

So, in 1945 an Archie Comics books ran ads for a contemporary version of Penthouse Forum. Not that there's anything wrong with that...but really?

What a world.

[BTW, you don't want to know some of the stuff I encountered while trying to research this. My soul will never be clean again...]

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