The term adult comics typically denotes comic books, comic magazines, comic strips or graphic novels with content of an erotic, violent, or sophisticated nature marketed by publishers toward adult readers. They are sometimes restricted to purchase by legal adults, especially erotic comics which include sexually explicit material. In , Fantographics Books launched Eros Comix, featuring pornographic comic books and other erotic materials. Presumably to help promote this new endeavor, one of Fantographics' most notable comic book creators of the s, Gilbert Hernandez, from Love and Rockets fame, did a pornographic comic book miniseries for the line called Birdland.
Giant Comics Archive. Reed Waller - Omaha, The Cat Dancer # There is a difference between “mature readers” comics and adult, of course. Most of the Vertigo line is mature readers. While there is material that I would not recommend for mid teen and under, this is not genuinely ‘adult’ in that there is little to no truly graphic sexual content.