With the porn industry perennially in the media spotlight, especially now that HBO’s The Deuce is entering its final season, as AVN.com reported, and the British ITV series Adult Material set to air its first episode later this year, it was probably only a matter of time before comic books took on the adult business as a setting as well.
Starting in October, that’s exactly what will happen, as the science-fiction comic book publisher Vault Comics launches Money Shot, a series that envisions a future—sadly, one that may not be too far off—in which scientists are starved of research funding. So what do they do? Science marches on, so the group of scientists in the series, written by Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie, resort to raising funds through online porn—with a futuristic twist, of course.
The lead scientist in the cast of characters, Christine Ocampos, invents as “teleportation” machine and uses it for, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “traveling to strange new worlds, meeting new civilizations and having sex with them in order to broadcast on the internet as the final frontier of pornography.”
Artist Rebekah Isaacs, best known for her work on the comic book version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, brings this story to vivid life.
Seeley is also the writer of the DC Comics series Grayson, in which the adult Dick Grayson (aka Robin/Nightwing) is portrayed as a James Bond-like secret agent.
Beattie is a 27-year old comedian known for her hilarious and raunchy Twitter feed, and who made headlines last year when she offered to “blow” any person who “manages to punch that maga kid in the face,” referring to Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, who was seen in a viral video allegedly mocking a Native American protester in Washington, D.C.
“It’s about porn, but it isn’t porn,” Seeley told THR. “You have no idea how many times I’ve said that about Money Shot.”
Instead, Seeley said, the comic is “supposed to make you laugh, make you a little uncomfortable, make you confront the realities of the modern struggles the scientific community faces as they attempt to innovate and discover.”
The first issue of Money Shot hits comic book stores on October 23.
Image via Vault Comics / Rebekah Isaacs