Just say no to krak

I never found the “Power Pack” comics appealing and I think part of the reason is the slightly creepy idea of skin-tight spandex uniforms on little kids. A (not so) subtle sexual component is absolutely part of the super-hero genre, with the lycra and veiled bondage and rippling muscles and exaggerated cleavage; putting kids into that is uncomfortable, even when (as in the case of Power Pack) the stories and characters are handled very well.

Which makes this confluence of onomontoPOWia and butt-crack-revealing adventure-wear so unfortunate:

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Remember kids, don’t do crack, and don’t show crack. Words to live by.

(Image from “Power Pack”, Vol. 1, No. 16, ©1985 Marvel Comics Group.)

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