If you have any interest in mainstream superhero comics (even if, like me, it's a level of interest that seldom seems to get much further than a despairing shake of the head!), you'll have googled your favourite good guys and bad guys from time to time. Let's be honest, as a way of keeping up-to-date with what's happening over there in Mainstream Land, it's far more economical than buying every single issue of every single title that DC or Marvel have shoe-horned into their latest Universe-changing Crossover Event.
And, if you have googled your favourite super humans, you'll know that it's virtually impossible to do so without stumbling across a whole slew of fan fiction and super hero porn. Perhaps inevitably, lesbian sex features prominently. More surprisingly, however, is the extent to which certain of those lesbian relationships seem to have taken such a hold on the collective online consciousness that it's sometimes difficult to believe that they aren't in fact part of the publisher's mainstream canon.
The three most widely "accepted" of these imaginary relationships are between the Teen Titans' Starfire and Raven (presumably boosted by the success of the animated TV show), Batman's foes Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn (fuelled by a comic mini-series in which Ivy took Harley under her protection and the Gotham Girls animated web-series in which the two are shown sharing an apartment) and, arguably two of the most iconic super heroines of all, Batgirl and Supergirl.
Google for more than a minute or two and you'll find depictions of these three pairings in pretty much every situation you could possibly imagine (and quite a few you probably couldn't!) Some are obviously designed to titillate and arouse; others are, frankly, quite sadistic and disturbing; and one or two are even, well ... kinda cute and affectionate.
And then there's this:
This is clearly an extract from a larger story. Sadly, I've no idea where the rest of it can be found or who the creator is but, if anyone knows, do tell me. I'd like to credit them properly.
Strictly speaking, of course, it's not porn at all (you'll find more bare flesh in pretty much any real DC or Marvel title!) but it just succeeds on so many levels. Without showing anything remotely "naughty", it manages to reference so much. The characters' body language and facial expressions are spot on, entirely in keeping with both their official mainstream personalities as well as their fan-fiction alter-egos, while the subject matter and dialogue says even more about their fans.
I know it's wrong, but it makes me smile!