Monday, March 22, 2010
BETTY BY NIGHT (CLARA DE NOCHE)
CLARA DE NOCHE (Betty by Night), is an adult humor strip from the pages of EL JUEVES, a Spanish language weekly magazine. It was first collected and translated to English by EROS Publications in the 90s, but all of those have since gone out of print.
Normally, I don't focus too much on adult comics, but I'm making an exception here because there is a lot more to this than nudity and sex.
"Betty" is a single mother who supports her son by prostitution, and a good number of the strips are just sex scenes with a joke in the last panel. We're not going to look at those right now. Instead, I want to show you these five episodes that mostly concern Betty's personal life. The writing and humor here are well above the (very low) standard for adult comics.
By Jordi Bernet, Carlos Trillo, and Eduardo Maicas.
from THE BEST OF BETTY #1
Info on the Hardcover collection from LAST GASP PUBLISHING
Review of the deluxe collection by BOOKSLUT
Collection of stories in the original Spanish CLICK HERE (18+ NSFW)
- ► 2011 (110)
- Thomas Ott: CLEAN UP!
- The Great Rodeo Robbery
- PETER BAGGE'S SPIDERMAN AND LINK POST
- Sunday Funnies: STEVE CANYON
- DEADPOOL: Dead Man Talking
- The Incredible Team of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk
- Lulu's Back In Town
- IT'S CAPTAIN ACTION!
- Two Tales Of Teenage Toonage
- BETTY BY NIGHT (CLARA DE NOCHE)
- Sunday Funnies: DONALD DUCK
- FIN FANG FOOM
- The Lonesome Death Of Jordy Verrill
- HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
- Deadpool: The Continuing Story of a Quack Who's Go...
- Homer The Happy Ghost
- Sunday Funnies: HI AND LOIS
- The Olde Curiosity Shoppe
- FATMAN, THE HUMAN FLYING SAUCER
- The Astounding Adventures of Charlie Peace
- The National Lampoon
- CINDY: The Other Teenaged Redhead
- COMIX IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
- Sunday Funnies: POPEYE
- SUPERMAN IS NOT ALWAYS SO SUPER
- Lady Deadpool
- The Two Faces of Superman
- SUPERMAN 150
- DARA OF THE VIKINGS
- TEEN HULK!!
- ▼ March (30)