The Topic of the Rape of Men - from Invincible - Imgur (Warning: NSFWish)
Oce Eeco stashed this in Sex Culture
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PLEASE READ THIS LONG WINDED CRAP BEFORE READING THE COMIC
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Alright. So this might be way too long for anyone to bother reading but I'm going to give it a go anyway. This post is about the newest issue of Invincible (#110). To be more clear, it's about the rape scene that happens in this ongoing, fairly popular comic book series. What's remarkable, and what I feel to be notably unique, is the fact that the comic depicts a case of male rape by a female rapist. Before I get any further into the issue, I suppose I should answer the obvious question, "what kind of comic is Invincible?" Well if you don't know, read the brief summary in the paragraph below. If you're already familiar, then skip the next paragraph. If you're an avid invincible fan and don't want to be spoiled, GTFO and go pick up the entire issue.
Invincible is an ongoing comic written by Robert Kirkman, better known as the creator of The Walking Dead. Kirkman writes a ton of comics, and his second most well known ongoing is Invincible. This book is about a boy named Mark whose dad turned out to essentially be Kryptonians (Superman's race) but without the weakness to kryptonite. They're also dissimilar in that they're not powered by solar radiation. As it turns out, his dad is actually an agent of an empire sent to Earth to conquer it. To cut to the chase, the titular character's father ultimately reforms and ends up taking over the empire he had come from, bringing with him to Earth the remnants of his race to repopulate by mating with humans. Mark, aka Invincible, is a half breed that is roughly equal in ability with his full-blooded father. What this means is that this guy is damn strong. He can hurl skyscrapers. He's, as the name implies, pretty much invincible, and it takes extreme amounts of force to hurt him. For the last few years of Mark's life, he's known almost nothing but overwhelming strength. You can essentially see him as an analogy for Superman (or Superman's biological kid if you want to be more precise). The woman, Anissa, in this comic is also a full blooded alien with astonishing strength (and significantly more battle experience than Mark). Anissa has been instructed alongside the other survivors of her race to take human mates to avoid extinction. Prior to this meeting with Invincible, Anissa had unexpectedly kissed Mark and, to his shock, openly flirted with him.
With that out of the way, I want to point out a couple key elements of the scene that transpires in the following pages. First is the aforementioned fact that the characters involved are a male victim and a female aggressor. It should be noted that Anissa has failed to find a mate multiple times prior to this scene. She loathes humans, sees them as inferiors, and ultimately decides that the only human she'd be willing to mate with is Mark, the half-blood.
Mark, conversely, is just flying away from his home after his pregnant fiancé broke up with him (yes, it's a little day-time soap-ish but it's a great comic, I swear). Not only is he emotionally exhausted, he's also dealing with the fact that he had just recently been betrayed by a good friend who is now, unbeknownst to anyone but Mark, trying to take over the Earth. This is a big moment of weakness for Mark. He's not only emotionally compromised, he's in a state of simultaneous panic because he knows the guy who betrayed him could set his world-conquering plan into motion at any moment. It's vital to keep in mind that Mark is at the lowest point in his life that he's been in in quite some time.
Whew! I apologize for how long that was. Please read the pages below, and I'll write up a little bit more for the last image. These pages come from Invincible #110. No, it is not the entire issue, please purchase the title if you want to see the rest of it.
Written by Robert Kirkman
Pencils by Ryan Ottley
Inks by Cliff Rathburn
Colors by John Rauch
Letters by Rus Wooton
"It should be noted that Anissa has failed to find a mate multiple times prior to this scene. She loathes humans, sees them as inferiors, and ultimately decides that the only human she'd be willing to mate with is Mark, the half-blood." I totally get this.
But srsly, very powerful! Especially the last image.
And this is so well done:
Agree with both of you: disturbing but well done.