Rape of the month: July
This is an ugly little regular feature that I am running monthly to highlight just how often sexual abuse appears in comics and to make it clear that it is neither clever nor original to address this issue. In fact so many comic writers have addressed it so often and so badly that it has become a ghastly cliche. It doesn't matter how thought provoking or moving your rape story may be, just don't. There are few enough unmolested women left in comics as it is.
Only one comic this month has include a rape as far as I am aware:
The Walking Dead #29
The serial rape we are promised at the end of last issue is not averted by a last second save, and the character is repeatedly raped during the course of this issue. But apparently the writer does not feel that he has made his point sufficiently, and it looks set to continue into next issue.
If you know of any other comics published in the last month that feature rape or sexual abuse, please leave a comment so I can update this entry.
I really don't like doing this feature so please, writers, stop abusing our heroines, and I won't have to do this anymore.