Comic Books #47: Spanked!
I'm sure you've heard me complain by now that my most popular post in four straight years of blogging is the one on "spanking". I can still remember throwing it together in the 15 minutes before my lunch break at work. Little did I know, it would exceed by leaps and bounds all my other posts - many of which I've spent hours putting together.
But that's neither here nor there. I'm back with another spank post - and this one I kind of found interesting. Call it a shameless attempt to attract the mojo of the first spank post - but the fact is, spanking in comics is actually a rather fascinating phenomena. Why? Because, once upon a time, it was all over the freaking place! The number of times you find a good spank in a comic book is something approaching infinity. There are whole blogs, forums and pages completely devoted to the comic spank. Wow!
So, in my daily effort to bring you the odd and interesting from our collective pop culture past, I couldn't very well leave this topic alone. It had to be explored. And explore it we shall...
Superman's going to be late, but he's simply got to stick around to see this fair queen get spanked. I'm just grateful we can't see ol' Jor-El's hands.
Good luck finding a Western comic that didn't show a buxom gal getting spanked. The most infamous cowboy spank is without a doubt The Duke giving it to Maureen O'Hara in McLintock. All other Western spanks are pale imitations.
From a Brenda Starr comic strip.that lasted about 70 years. Not sure how Waldo the anteater fit into the equation.
I find it more than a little creepy that this photographer is so into The Dark Knight giving a chick a spank. At least he's not givin' it to Robin.
You'll notice a trend here. So often, the man proclaims that he's giving the girl something that should've been done long ago. I've no doubt that many of you readers are genuinely offended by this demeaning spectacle. I'd love to shrug it off and say it was a different time.... and I'd love to get all indignant and appalled. In the end, I guess I just don't care. It's just a comic after all.
This and the next one come from Candy, a comic book from the late 40s and 50s.
God. This one just makes me feel awkward. Easy does it, Mike. She said she was sorry.
Combat Casey was a comic that took place during the Korean War. Casey was a rough-and-ready fighting machine.... who evidently liked to spank the hell out of women.
"She was no more than a baby in his powerful arms..." Notice that so many of these panels illustrate the spank with stars, which I guess is what you'd expect.
Never mind the fact that the law didn't outlaw wife beating entirely; let's focus on the fact that it's got to be with something with a small diameter. Those of you out there that have been hit in the ass with a switch can testify that a small width is of no consolation.
Damn, Daredevil. You'd never see Aquaman acting like this.
Feature Comics 1949
For Lovers Only comic (1972)
Green Hornet No. 36 (1947)
Hit Comics (1948)
Intimate Confessions No. 7 (1951)
Just Married No. 58 (1958)
Little Al of the Secret Service (1951) "Perhaps the young man has the right idea!"
This Mary Worth comic strip may be my favorite of them all. When the guy starts whacking this girl's behind, Miss Worth thinks this is a recipe for a long happy marriage!
A Moon A Girl Romance 1949
My Secret (1941)
Our Army at War No. 208
Me Tarzan you Jane. Tarzan spank Jane. Tarzan spank Jane real good.
Patsy Walker No. 5 (1946)
Popular Teenagers No. 10 (1952)
Teen Comics No. 25
True Brides Experiences No. 16
Two Gun Kid
PEP comics No.59
Romantic Marriage No.18
Superman Sunday strip 1949
That's all folks!