I'm nowhere close to an expert in this subject; however, I do know enough to tell you that adult comics from Europe and Mexico during the seventies were INSANE. And when I say "insane", I mean grotesque, violent, pornographic batshit crazy.
These adult fumetti, as they're called, have garnered a niche following of late (what fringe interest doesn't have a cult following these days?). There's entire blogs devoted to them; in fact, I was first introduced to them via The Groovy Age of Horror, which has mercifully branched out from this topic. They are interesting for a few minutes the way a train wreck is interesting; but, after a while you just start praying for it to go away.
Fotohistorias or fotonovelas are comics with photographs rather than illustrations. The fotonovelas from Spain, Argentia, and Mexico were primarily about romance and soap operas (telenovelas). However, there were adult fotohistorias aplenty.
The images in this cover gallery are examples of some awesome cover art from Araña Negra and other related fotonovelas from the seventies and early eighties. I'd love to provide you with some adult fumetti covers, but this blog is rated PG-13. No can do.
Admittedly, my only experience growing up with adult comics were rags like Eerie, Creepy, Conan, and Heavy Metal. This sort of business was unknown to me until relatively recently.
Anyway, enjoy the collection of covers below. You don't need to be a fumetti expert to pick up on the "woman in peril" theme throughout.
|in case you were curious, this is what they look like inside|