What's the Steamiest Comic Strip? (Oh, So Many Contenders)
Panting? Petting? Lip sucking and, well, more lip sucking? Just what in the name of family comics is going down around here?
Given all the libidinous hot-plot lines in comics lately, the family funnies may soon actually be "in a family way."
Thing is, we usually can rely on our cartoon coitus to be only implied. We're not even talking anything near as risque as "I Love Lucy" (twin beds!) or "Dick Van Dyke" (closer twin beds!). My stars and heavens-to-Betsy, anything racier would give us the vapors. No, mainstream comics couples have to maintain all illusion of being chaste, one foot on the comic-panel floor, even when their own (immaculately conceived?) rugrats are biting about their ankles.
But cast our innocent eyes toward "9 Chickweed Lane" and Mozart's "Magic Flute" (thanks, O eagle-eyed commenters) or the recent consummation told only through the Great Hand Dance (let lips do what hands do, indeed), and it's starting to get hot'n here.
And there's a "Gil Thorp" lip-lock -- drawn almost in proper perspective, even -- that rivals "Blondie's" latest tonsil hockey. (That's for noting that, too, O noble band of Riffians.)
And here I thought only "Doonesbury" depicted The Morning After. Any day now, I expect dear sweet Luann to appear in a booty-shaking vid, pouring Cristal on R. Kelly.
At least we can count on the ironically named Cherry Trail to remain eternally pure.
Amid all these heavy-breathing, heaving-bosom shenanigans, I pose to you the (literally) Burning Question o' the Day: What's the sexiest, steamiest comic strip appearing live-live-live on your funnypages these days? Which pushes the heat, if not readers' hot buttons? The floor is yours. So to speak.
| February 5, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
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