Hookers In Bondage

Until issue 12 of Volume 3 of Ralph Snart Adventures, I edited and answered all of the letters to Rubber Room Gossip. Issue 12 had the letter from a Kathy Snyder who lambasted RSA as fodder for a good book burning.

Dear Editors of Ralph Snart,

Today my son brought one of your comics home. I am shocked there is such trash like this out for kids to buy. I would prefer he didn't read garbage like this. He said he saw "Humor" on the top of the comic, so he thought it would be funny. He is 12 years old, a hooker in bondage is not funny to a twelve year old and especially not to his mother.

Your so called comic book is far from comedy. Repulsive, probably, comedy, never. I intend to let the shop owners of the store know just what kind of legal smut they are selling. It is no wonder kids of the world are such a mess today, reading garbage like this. It is too bad most kids' parents aren't paying attention to what their kids are reading. I found out just by accident.

By the way, whatever happened to Archie and Jughead? Did Ralph Snart spit toxic waste on them?

I wonder if any of your children read this garbage? I'm not what you would call a religious person, but in this case I feel confident in telling you, you will reap what you sow!

Kathy Snyder

By the way, you can have your comic book back.

My response was not exactly polite. If she's not dead today, Synder must be a book-banning MAGA nut. Two things of note; first, after that issue, NOW stopped giving me any letters addressed to myself or Ralph Snart as Diane Piron took over editing Rubber Room Gossip (to detrimental results), and second, those issues in Synder's complaints were receiving the Comics Code (just like Archie and Jughead). Of course, however, during that time the Code was thoroughly approving of spandex-stretching boob juggling and indiscriminate, blood-spurting violence.
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Marc Hansen
Marc Hansen

Cartoonist and creator of Ralph Snart Adventures, Weird Melvin and Doctor Gorpon. Hansen has done most of his work for NOW Comics, but has also done work for Marvel, Disney and Kitchen Sink Press.

Ralph Snart Adventures was published from 1986-1993 by now defunct NOW Comics, and was the longest running comic in the entire NOW catalog, selling an average of 50,000 copies a month during that nine year period. Over two million comics were published, and it was the first indy comic to receive the Comics Code.

Today, Marc Hansen publishes Ralph Snart Adventures as an ebook on a sporadic basis. Current issues are available on his website. Keep up with Ralph Snart on Twitter and Facebook.

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