Title: The Third Sex
Author: Artemis Smith
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $25
- Joan was excited about embarking on her new life as a Lesbian superhero, but disappointed at the costume prototype.
- Seriously, in what context, outside magician's assistant, would one wear that?
- You can tell Joan is gay because she's named after the famous lesbian heroine Joan of Arc. You can tell Marc is gay because no straight Mark would be caught dead with that spelling outside of France. This is all to say that I don't think they were "fooling" anybody.
- "Artemis Smith" screams 'pseudonym.' Artemis hangs out (often naked) only with the ladies, and Smith ... is the pseudonymoustiest name in the book.
- "Society's greatest curse?" Tell that to the legions of masturbators who bought this thing.
- Speaking of "The Third Sex," I'm still hunting for a pre-1980s usage of the phrase "lipstick lesbian." I'll admit, I'm using "hunting" here rather loosely. What I mean is, "occasionally flipping through some books I have." Anyway, I know the phrase was in use decades before the '80s, and I want proof!
- "Surcease" made me LOL hard.
- "Strange Annals of Love" = the Judas Priest cover band Marc plays in on weekends
- On the front cover, the naked girl in the bed looks fantastic. Here, she looks like a mermaid who's been in a bad accident.
They finished their coffee and left the luncheonette.I know it's not the sexiest or most outrageous sentence in the world. I just like the word "luncheonette."
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