Some people like to ridicule Sultry Teenage Super Foxes for its incredibly obvious sexual theme, but we all know those people bought the comic for the same reason I did: because we wanted to see some Sultry Teenage Super Foxes! I was able to get the first issue. I came across it while researching short-lived publisher Solson. Some blame the lack of subtlety on Gary Brodsky, president of Solson, but as far as I can tell, he really had nothing to do with this comic. It clearly states that this comic was created by Rich Buckler, and even lists his name as the publisher.
The plot of Sultry Teenage Super Foxes is that four teenage girls are hanging around an air force base for the summer. You can tell this comic was published in the 1980’s because one girl is sporting the Pat Benatar look, and another has the Flashdance shirt-on-one-shoulder look. There is a really weird panel where the girls are looking at a nerd and one imagines the person with a number 2 pencil in place of his head. I have no idea what this means or implies. Anyway, the girls find a “matter transmutation device” that can literally change dog crap to gold, and use it to transform themselves into having super powers. Meanwhile, some woman elsewhere had become possessed by an evil spirit while astral projecting, and…. well, you see where this is going.
This comic is in black and white, reminiscent of others such as Strangers in Paradise, and the drawings are usually decent.The main characters are very two-dimensional, and don’t reveal much about themselves. While some might see this comic as trashy, It is interesting enough to be a collectible worth owning. Solson has a history in comics, publishing other curious titles such as Samuai Santa. The creator, of Sultry Teenage Super Foxes, Rich Buckler has an even richer history, and has penciled countless comic books. Let me close by saying this: one hilarious detail about this comic is that at the end of the story, there is an advertisement…. for the exact same comic and issue!