Europe[ edit ] 18th Century pornographic cartoon. Marie Antoinette and the great French General and politician Lafayette. Erotica has been a feature of comics almost since the medium was developed. Creators such as Milo Manara of Italy have produced a body of erotic comics since the s.
Email Copy Link Copied Pretty much as soon as superheroes were even a thing, we saw superheroes be sexualized in comic books. This eventually led to what is now referred to as "good girl art," which was essentially pin-up models on comic book covers geared towards an older audience in the late s we covered some of those comic books in our look at the most scandalous comic book art of all-time. After a brief era of self-imposed modesty in response to the government threatening to regulate the comic book industry, the late s saw a return to more sexualized comic book stories. Note that this does not just mean listing sex scenes, as while sex scenes have become more and more prevalent in recent years, not a whole lot of them are actually all that sexy. We're sticking with just DC and Marvel Comics for the list because they're easier to compare independent comics have their own standards of sexualization that are hard to compare to DC and Marvel.