April 24, 2014

Spider-Man teams up with ... Planned Parenthood?

Via The Corner: It happened, way back in 1976. As you might expect, the dialogue is hokey as hell (I don't remember the writer, Ann Robinson), but the artist is immediately recognizable to any Spidey fan from that era: Ross Andru. The plot is this: An alien name Prodigy wants teens to wantonly have babies so that he can take them all back to his planet "Intellectia" as slave labor. He has a "magnetic" voice which influences young people.

Hey, I wonder -- did Critical Race theorist Derrick Bell get his idea for "The Space Traders" from this Spidey tale? They sure sound similar. Similarly dopey.

You can read the entire issue here.

Posted by Hube at April 24, 2014 12:18 PM | TrackBack

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Yeesh. It wouldn't surprise if a racialist clown like Bell got his inspiration for that. It's probably also on Dan Slott's Top 10 comics list, too.

Posted by: Carl at April 24, 2014 12:37 PM

LOL, Carl!

Posted by: Hube at April 24, 2014 12:39 PM

This puts a dark spin on Peter temporally aborting his daughter after One More Day...

And then it gets meta weird with Marvel killing Spider-Girl's series...

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