Dale Lazarov & Mauro Mariotti 2015
Writer/Art Director: Dale Lazarov
Line Artist: Mauro Mariotti
Colour Artist: Janos Janecki
Here we are with another visual sexual escapade from the mind of Dale Lazarov joined by Mauro Mariotti. One of the things that Dale manages to do is showcase that regardless of age of sometimes body type, the dad bod on one for instance, you can find compatability and sensual friendships so long as you have an open mind. The being snobby, or type stereo casting, young men often discriminate against older men or those that don’t fit a “type” exactly, needs to go away because pleasurable adventures can be found with the most unexpected people if you are open to it.
Yes this in his own words gay comics smut but there really are messages in these stories like forgetting stereotypes and experiencing everything life has to offer. We see a balding older gentlemen running in from the rain when a group of young men get off a bus. What seems like a cruel joke between them when they flirt with him turns into the night of his life. I mean the prospect of such handsome young men flirting with him seems to be too good to be true he follows them into a club where he initially appears completely out of place.
This is an old school club where they smoke so we see cigarettes, cigars and pipes and there really is a nice diverse mix to the clientele. Our main character’s entrance doesn’t go unnoticed by other patrons and while he’s ignored by kids who led him there an unlikely group finds him and offers to help him light his pipe. Suddenly there’s a quartet of men around him and what we see from here is something special as they hang out and talk and get to know each other before moving on from the bar to someone’s home.
I have to admit one thing having the bus driver be Tom of Finland was a stroke of genius! It doesn’t take long for them to get naked and go at it like hungry wolves. Well as far as orgies go this one is incredibly well depicted with lots of flip flopping of characters the satisfying of those primal urges. This is hardcore pornographic sex at it’s finest nothing is held back and since this is an imaginary story you wouldn’t expect condoms but it’s nice to see they use them. Safe sex is important in this day and age so it’s nice to see that without any real attention being drawn to it, it just happens.
So after the night is over and they are spent what I found really interesting here is that there are pin-up pages of each person in their day to day lives showing us such a variety of lives being led here that just prove we come from all walks of life. A teacher, a bookstore clerk or librarian, a baseball player, a corporate businessman and an architect and it just reinforces that you judging someone on their appearance is cheating yourself out of meeting some great people.
Whether you read this because you are a fan of this kind of explicit sex or not this is an example of how the comics industry can shape your mind regardless of the content.