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Comics/Spoof Comics: Spoof Comics is an imprint of
Personality Comics. These are probably Personality's best-known
comics. Every comic in the imprint is a spoof of something, but
most of them are about hot bimbo versions of well-known
superheroes. The imprint contained one regular series, "Spoof
Comics Presents", which ran for 20 issues (#0-19). For some
had many one-shot comics outside of this series. Every issue in
"Spoof Comics Presents" was a stand-alone issue, so it would have only
made sense to put them in the same series. Many times it's hard
to tell on the covers which comic falls in the "Spoof Comics Presents"
series, and which is a separate one-shot.
Some of the characters deserved more than one or two appearances.
I think the line could have gone on for a lot of years, but it pretty
much closed shop by late 1993.
Stars: Few of Spoof's characters appeared in more than one
issue. Here is the brand's biggest shining stars!
Batbabe- She is the second most
popular Spoof character behind Spider-Femme. Batbabe had her own
issue of "Spoof Comics Presents" (#2), then a "Spoon Versus Batbabe"
crossover. She had supporting parts in the X-Babes and Justice
Broads issues of "Spoof Comics Presents" (#6 and 7,
respectively). Personality/Spoof also released a trading card
series for Batbabe.
Spider-Femme- She's the easiest to find of any major Spoof
character and would probably be their company mascot! She is a
solid spoof of Spider-Man, except her costume is radically different
(and very sexy). Spider-Femme is probably the only Spoof heroine
to have a truly original costume. She appeared in the first issue
of "Spoof Comics Presents", then went on to a clever one-shot,
"Spider-Femme vs. Denim". She also appeared in the futuristic
one-shot, "Spider-Femme 2088". Personality/Spoof also released a
trading card series for Spider-Femme.
Superbabe- She is
probably the third most-popular Spoof character behind Spider-Femme and
Batbabe. I'm surprised the company didn't give Superbabe more of
a focus. Superman was, at the time, extremely popular due to the
"Death and Return of Superman" story arc that spanned two years.
However, Superbabe appeared a number of times in Spoof titles.
She started in her own issue of "Spoof Comics Presents" (#3), then
appeared in the one-shots "Death of Superbabe" and "Superbabe
Returns". She was a supporting character in the X-Babes and
Justice Broads issues of "Spoof Comics Presents" (#6 and 7,
Wolverbroad- She is, I'd
say, a comfortable fourth place in popularity behind Spoof's
Spider-Femme, Batbabe, and Superbabe. Wolverbroad started in her
own issue of "Spoof Comics Presents" (#3). She starred in the
excellent "Wolverbroad vs. Hobo" one-shot. Wolverbroad was also a
supporting character in the X-Babes and Justice Broads issues of "Spoof
Comics Presents" (#6 and 7, respectively).
X-Babes- This delightful
X-Men spoof started with their own issue of "Spoof Comics Presents"
(#6) and the follow-up with Justice Broads (#7). That's about it
for them, although there was a futuristic one-shot of "X-Babes 2088"
(Marvel, at the time, was making the 2099 titles) and the Excalibabes
team appeared in "Spoof Comics Presents" #17. The Excalibabes,
like Marvel's Excalibur, is a spin-off team of the former.
Personality Comics/Spoof Comics Titles:
Search by series.
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Issue #4
Death of Superbabe
OX: Cow O'War
Punish-Her Score Journal
Rench & Stinky
Spider-Femme Versus Denim
Spoon Versus Batbabe
Wolverbroad vs. Hobo
Comics Presents" Issues:
Heroes Swimsuit Issue #4: March, 1993. This was
actually published by Fantagraphics, not Personality. It's often
called "The Amazing Spoof Heroes Swimsuit Issue" due to the cover
art. It features mostly Spoof characters, but those of other
independent publishers as well. The series itself ran for five
issues from 1990-1993. It's rare, but worth the search.
This is a real obscure issue from Spoof Comics! Apparently, it
did not sell well. I love this issue! It's a sexy,
all-woman bimbo version of the rock group KISS. In this comic,
the KISSES are also superheroines. It's an original story rather
than a step-by-step parody like most comics from Spoof. Why
didn't this comic sell? At the time, in 1992, KISS just wasn't
that popular. They had long quit the makeup, and the line-up of
Gene, Peter, Paul and Ace had been defunct since 1980! Even the
groundbreaking Marvel comics of KISS were years in the past. KISS
didn't become really popular again until the first makeup reunion in
1996. I think the idea of a sexy, all-woman KISS was always
great, but the comic just didn't find its audience. If this comic
came out in 1996, or even now, it would do a lot better in sales.
It would seem issue #2 was anticipated, but never made.
Writer and artist is Allan Jacobsen. Cover
artist is Adam Pollina. Like most comics from Spoof, the interior
is black and white. Beautiful artwork and great story! The
sexiest of the KISSES is Paula Stanley!
Presents" spoofed superheroes from other publishers, usually portraying
them as sexy bimbos. Despite what you might think, this series
was PG-rated at best. The creators concentrated more on making it
funny and true to the parody than making it sleaze. I really
enjoy this series and find it to be intelligent humor with great
Since Personality Comics, and their imprint Spoof
Comics, was an independent publisher, some issues sold better than
others. That means some issues are fairly easy to find, while
some are very difficult to track down. It's hard to complete a
full set, but that doesn't mean you can't try!
My only criticism is that Personality/Spoof did too
many comics of characters unfamiliar to the masses. I believe
this is what held them back. Whenever one does a spoof, it should
always be made of the most generalized, mainstream characters.
For instance, few people who don't follow comics will NOT
understand what "Imp-Unity" is about, nor will they get "Hobo", "Wet
Shirts", "Mable", "Deathlocks", "Goat Rider vs. Moobius", "Sandmadam",
"Dame Patrol", or "Excalibabes". I'm surprised they did not do
comics spoofing super-popular characters like Avengers, Captain
America, Hulk, Thor, Wonder Woman, and so on.
1992. A spoof on Valiant Comics' "Unity" crossover.
1992. A spoof on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man
character. I LOVE
SPIDER-FEMME! She's probably my favorite character from Spoof
Comics. I love her costume, for one thing. What a clever
design! It was pretty different from Spider-Man's costume.
Most of the Spoof characters stick to more accurate costumes. I
think Spider-Femme is certainly more original than most of the Spoof
characters. Even though original wasn't a quality Spoof was
really trying for (since this was, after all, a parody series),
Spider-Femme would have been great as a stand-alone character in her
1992. A spoof on DC Comics' Batman character, and specifically
the live-action film "Batman Returns". This is funny stuff!
Batbabe fights The Peeper and Catgut (Penguin and Catwoman in
DC). In the Spoof universe, it would only make sense that Catgut
was a man.
1992. A spoof on Marvel Comics' Wolverine character.
1992. A spoof on DC Comics' Superman character.
1992. A spoof on Marvel Comics' Daredevil character.
1992. A spoof on Marvel Comics' X-Men characters. This
is the first and only time a story continued into another issue of this
series. The second story pits the X-Babes against the Justice
#7- Justice Broads:
1992. A spoof on DC Comics' Justice League characters.
#8- Fantastic Femmes:
1992. A spoof on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four
Hobo. A spoof on DC Comics' Lobo character.
#10- Wet Shirts:
1993. A spoof on Image Comics' Wetworks series.
1993. A spoof on Marvel Comics' Cable character.
A spoof on Marvel Comics' Deathlok character.
#13- Goat Rider
vs. Moobius: I held off getting this issue
for a long time because the characters aren't sexy like most of the
Spoof Comics babes. My mistake! This is probably one of the
funniest comics Spoof produced! It is, of course, a spoof on the
Marvel Comics characters of Ghost Rider and Morbius. Goat Rider
has the body of a sexy woman, but head of a flaming goat. Moobius
has the head and other features of a cow, but the body of a sexy
woman. Like her counterpart, Moobius is a vampire, but she
doesn't drink blood. Rather, Moobius drinks milk! Goat
Rider and Moobius fight at first, but later team up against a
villainess. Moobius reforms and becomes a superhero (like Morbius
did in the comics).
Sandmadam: 1993. A spoof on DC Comics' Sandman
#15- Dame Patrol:
1993. A spoof on DC Comics' Doom Patrol characters.
Spoof Comics always spoofed the actual publishers of the characters
they spoofed and their imprints. Here, they make fun of DC's
Vertigo imprint, calling it Vertical.
The comic art is pretty slick. But the story
just isn't as funny as other Spoof Comics entries.
#16- Silver Sweetie:
1993. A spoof on Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer character.
1993. A spoof on Marvel Comics' Excalibur characters.
#18- Iron Can:
1993. A spoof on Marvel Comics' Iron Man character.
#19- Green Lanterns:
1993. A spoof on DC Comics' Green Lantern character.
Non-"Spoof Comics Presents" Issues
Fairly Common= "Bloodskirt", "Cyber Femmes", "Death of
Superbabe", "OX: Cow O'War", "Spider-Femme vs. Denim", "Wildchicks",
"X-Babes 2088", "Youngspud"
A Bit Rare= "Soul Trek" #1 & 2, "Spoon Versus Batbabe", "Superbabe
Returns", "Wolverbroad vs. Hobo"
Rare= "Punish-Her Score Journal", "Soft Corps", "Spider-Femme 2088",
Super Rare= "Kisses", "Rench & Stinky", "Swamp Thang"
"Spoof Comics Presents" Issues
Fairly Common= Issues #1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13,
A Bit Rare= Issues #6, 7, 12
Rare= Issues #2, 16, 17, 18
Super Rare= Issues #0, 19