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Thamar and Juda
posted December 23, 2005

Creators: Riverstone
Publishing Information: Last Gasp
Ordering Numbers: 0867194480

The subtitle of the book says "From the Bible Genesis Chapter 38" (most famously the story of Onan). Considering this is a porn story, a number of jokes spring to mind.

"After reading this story, you'll never look at the Bible the same way again."

"Read the Bible instead of reading this comic."

"I've read the chapter over and over, and I keep on missing the part about all the guys with blow-dried hair and gigantic weenies."

Take your pick. All jokes aside, this is fairly standard pornography, attempting to excite through its characters exaggerated sexuality and through basic demeaning sexual situations for its females. It looks as if some effort has been made to explicate the story through scenes of exposition, but these sections aren't enough to keep one from wanting to flip through to the next dirty part, which is probably the idea. The art is very much in the tradition of painted European comics illustration, but leaves me cold, particularly in its storytelling.

This review was written in the late 1990s as part of a then-ongoing freelance gig; I apologize if it reads oddly or seems incomplete.