Suicide Girls comic

After the success the website Suicide Girls had, expanding it to radio, TV, DVD, press, etc., it was normal for the brand jump into comics. After all, they had been already in comic conventions, because several Suicide Girls dress as cosplays in their photos.

So the comic came to light, with a lot of expectations, which became even more after a controversy around Comic Con 2011 and a supposedly banned action against them. When the comic was finally published it sold out, and for sure will have more series from SG in the future, but my advice is: don’t go for it.

This first issue is inversely proportional to the original concept, a very good one an innovative when it came out in 2001. But the comic is a disgrace. The art is pretty good, the covers, each vignette and the extra portraits. Even the story, I don’t doubt the script was good, but the conception was not as fortunate, especially the editing.

Extra portraits

For once, there is a growing inconsistency as the comic goes to an end. As sexy as it can be watch naked girls fighting cyborgs, you have to give some credit to the cyborgs. Well they don’t, and without explanation. The girls are just too good and they can kick cyborg ass, and besides those altered semi robots don’t show up till the editor decides it, no matter what absurd you might think it is the situation. I’m not spoiling, but believe me; it will cross your mind.

Frank, one of main characters

And it’s obvious the story was shortened to fit four numbers, but it really hurt the content, consistence and logic. It’s bad, so bad it makes you forget the excellent art of hot punk rock girls topless. I won’t recommend you buy these first four books, let’s just expect they do better next time, and stick to his website, magazines, movies, or radio show if you like the concept.

Page from #4 issue

And if you are new with that concept, read what Wikipedia says: SuicideGirls is a website that features softcore pornography and text profiles of goth, punk and indie-styled young women (although styles reminiscent of the 1940s and ’50s pin-up models are also incorporated) who are known as the “Suicide Girls”. The site functions as an online community with member profiles, member blogs, message boards, chatrooms, and the option to join networking groups based upon interests. Suicidegirls also features interviews with people from popular and alternative culture, user-submitted news articles, and an online merchandise store. Access to most of the site requires a paid membership.

And specially read what her creator Selena Mooney aka Missy Suicide says:

With a vibrant, sex positive community of women (and men), SuicideGirls was founded on the belief that creativity, personality and intelligence are not incompatible with sexy, compelling entertainment, and millions of people agree. The site mixes the smarts, enthusiasm and DIY attitude of the best music and alternative culture sites with an unapologetic, grassroots approach to sexuality.

In the same way Playboy Magazine became a beacon and guide to the swinging bachelor of the 1960s, SuicideGirls is at the forefront of a generation of young women and men whose ideals about sexuality do not conform with what mainstream media is reporting.

Although started as a two person operation out of a loft in downtown Portland, OR in 2001, in five short years SuicideGirls has grown its audience to over 5 million unique visitors a month. With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, over a thousand models, a succesful book and DVD in stores and a new clothing line, there’s no telling what diabolical plan SG will next come up with to separate you from your hard earned money.

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