Comic gems: tragi-condom-edy, and the golden age of nukes
Fringe comix archivist Ethan Persoff has just scanned and posted two new mindblowingly awesome classics:
(1) Condoms and the Pill, 1956/1962 Planned Parenthood comic on Birth Control. Features a women so terrified at the thought of having a fourth baby she won't even let her husband KISS her. The husband gets so starved for sex he can't concentrate and jams his hand into heavy machinery at the plant! Amazing time capsule showing US views toward condoms and other birth control to be still heavily stigmatized as late as 1962. [Ed. Note: Boy, good thing all THAT's changed!]
Contains my favorite single comic panel seen in some time: JPEG Link (shown above). Be sure to stick around for the Malaysian version.
(2) POWER FOR PROGRESS (1972) -- Nuclear Power Plant Comic Book. Further description is not necessary here.
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posted by Xeni Jardin on June 18, 2007, 09:30 PM