French Kiss Comix

    (Quarterly, 2004)
™ and © 2004 Ediciones La Cupula S.L. and respective artists

This magazine–sized comic book anthology is focused entirely on the act of sex. How the characters get to it is of little consequence, so many of the stories here are a bit on the thin side. The artwork ranges from mediocre to gorgeous, but the images are very graphic—detailed, if a bit unrealistic, images of the many and varied forms of sex. Still, some of the stories are not without merit; in fact, one tale examines the effects of betrayal on a friendship. The betrayal—of trust, as well as a physical, sexual violation—is so devastating that it haunts a young man on his wedding day. Can he ever trust again?  It’s easy to condemn this collection as something that is not for the faint of heart, but there are some gems among the rougher fare.

— Thomas Moudry
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