THE SPIRIT: FIFTY SHADES DARKER

spirit-chainedWill Eisner’s superhero the Spirit was – among many other things – sort of a male version of model Betty Page.

With ads for the release of the sequel to the bondage “romance” Fifty Shades of Grey hitting us non-stop now here’s a look at the Spirit in some of his male victim pics.  

Call me a sexist if you want but I hate stuff where the women are the victims. The Spirit’s super-resiliency from Doctor Cobra’s chemicals made him the ultimate male bondage pinup in place of the many, many Irving Klaw-styled Betty Page imitations.

spirit-chained-3As seen in this collectible mini-bust the Spirit’s well-known tendency to get himself tied up, abused and/or seduced by beautiful ladies even merits its own line of merchandise.

 

I understand this particular item comes clean-faced like this or with our hero’s face peppered with lipstick marks – next to ropes and chains one of the most common Spirit motifs when it comes to dangerous women.   

The implied and often overt kinkiness of the sexy Femmes Fatale in the Spirit’s Rogues Gallery of foes is a subject that still doesn’t get the attention it deserves even today. For example:

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6 responses to “THE SPIRIT: FIFTY SHADES DARKER

  1. Very interesting post. I would have preferred the man in the passive role in 50 Shades of Gray instead of the woman. I will make a point of hanging some Spirit artwork here in the OWK this Halloween.

  2. How unusual! Like you said its like Betty Page in reverse!

  3. Pretty kinky for a superhero.

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