Thursday, March 15, 2007


The Virginia Department of Health is putting out a new "comic" called "GRACIAS PAPA" that warns Hispanics "sex between teenagers and older men risks pregnancy or arrest." Its part of their new campaign to help teach young Latinas age 11-17 (um, 11???) about the pitfalls of older men sleeping with teenage girls. Apparently this is a problem in Virginia, enough that the community's outcry has brought in the Dept of Health to help out. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy reports that the Hispanic teen birth rate increased 50 percent in Virginia between 1990 and 2003. This battle against statutory rape began in 2004 as the "Isn't She A Little Young" campaign. I've posted the "comic" HERE.

I think MARVEL needs to get involved in this. The first issue can be with Claremont Era COLLOSSUS and KITTY PRYDE. Future issues could have appearances by ANGEL and HUSK, as well as NORMAN OSBORN and GWEN STACY. Wait, scratch that last one - I do not acknowledge that shit ever happened in Spidey Continuity. Marvel pees on her grave with that unforgivable story. How dare you Straczynski!! Tangent!