Maxim magazine brings together an unlikely comic-book duo.
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The latest issue of Maxim (October 2001) sports a six-page feature on page 186 entitled "Get Ready for Super Sex", written by magazine humorist Myatt Murphy (creator of Two Over Ten, a new series due out in stores this November from Second 2 Some Studios) and one of the industry’s hottest artists Andy Park (Tomb Raider from Top Cow).
If you’re an avid comic-book reader, you’ll appreciate the many references made at almost every main-stream superheroes expense, from the Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Batman, Superman and yes, even Plastic Man gets his due (like he wouldn’t!) "The article may teach a guy how to get a piece of ass, but it’s the two-page spread drawn by Park as the opener that kicks ass," says Murphy, "Nuff said!"
Ironically enough, one of the sex tips Murphy offers the reader on page 190 is so racy, the girl he interviewed for it wouldn’t let him print her actual name and suggested he use a pseudonym. So Murphy changed it to Casey, the 17-year old heroine of Two Over Ten. "In the series, I always thought that Casey would most likely be a virgin," says Murphy, "Reading a quote affiliated to her about the ‘right’ way to grind a guy makes me as queasy as a father finding his kids’ porno stash, but that’s alright. She’ll always be my baby girl. Sob!"
Murphy, who writes over fifty features a year for such mainstream publications such as GQ, Cosmo, Maxim and Newsweek, has always made it a point to sneak superhero references in stories wherever he can. "I’ve gotten pictures of the Flash and Judge Dredd in Men’s Health, spotlighted Joe Maduriera in Men’s Health and Maxim and if you turn to page 263 of the same October issue of Maxim, you’ll find another article about dating services where I mention legendary Batman artist ‘Dick Sprang’", says Murphy, "I’ll let your imagination wander how he’s used, but all I ask is that die-hard Sprang fans send all hate mail with proper postage."
[Due out this November, a sneak peek of Two Over Ten can be seen on page 3 in the September issue of Previews or page 21 in the October issue of Previews. For more info on Andy Park, go to www.andyparkart.com.]
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