Jess Fink has been producing cute comic porn for some time but it's not a category that gets you a lot of international recognition. Chester 5000 (Top Shelf, ironically) may change that for her. Originally seen on her website (see here) it's a love triangle with a difference. Set in 1885, an inventor creates a sex robot to keep his wife amused only for robot and wife to fall in love. If you're thinking you may know of a genial comic writer who would be interested in Chester 5000 you'd be right as Alan Moore has complimented the work calling it "liquid and elegantly stylised".
|Keys and locks? Don't worry folks; it gets more explicit...|
For a detailed article about the book - watch out for the rude bits - see here.
I also want to mention Gingerbread Girl (Top Shelf again) by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover for the simple reason that when I researched the title I came across this panel shown below which made me smile. There's a glowing review of the book at ReadAboutComics (see here).
As ever (except when there's not) there are plenty of Weekly Treats. The CLASSIFIED Ultimate Spider-Man #160 is a biggie of course but there's more Fear badness with the likes of the chunky Thunderbolts #159 and check out the cover for Thor #3 - 'nuff said. I'm rather keen to see more of the DCU version of John Constantine in Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search #1 and more Flashpoint including Reverse Flash (more powerful than ever by all accounts). And finally how about All Nighter #1 by David Hahn; the first of a five issue series originally written as a graphic novel for the cancelled DC Minx line and now snapped up by the ever-expanding Image Comics (excerpt below).