15 thoughts on “Ah, Young Love!

  1. Just try running that line by the booking sergeant at the police station. Not nearly as convincing as you might think.

  2. That’s from a comic from this year?

    John Stanley has the most permissive editors in the world.

  3. Alot of people seem to assume that all the `if taken out of context it comes across as kinda dirty’ quotes from old comics are accidental, as if the writer’s (and editors) back then didnt know what they were doing. They knew. Oh yes, they knew exactly what they were impying.

  4. . . . oh good lord. I picked up a copy of this for a friend of mine. WHY DID I NOT FLIP THROUGH IT FIRST

  5. I really like the emphasis of “squirt MYSELF” versus “SQUIRT myself”. Well played, John Stanley.

  6. Alot of people seem to assume that all the `if taken out of context it comes across as kinda dirty’ quotes from old comics are accidental, as if the writer’s (and editors) back then didnt know what they were doing. They knew. Oh yes, they knew exactly what they were impying.

    Yes, but now the editors generally cut those lines out instead of laughing along.

  7. Yes, but now the editors generally cut those lines out instead of laughing along.

    I refer you to “The Shocker” in Matt Fraction’s Punisher War Journal #4.

  8. I did say “generally.” Plus if you’re finding equivalents to a Sunday newspaper cartoon in the freakin’ Punisher, I think the point about editors being more permissive back in the day stands.