Cover via Amazon
I have no “Imagery” for Robert Kirkman’s Invincible, and Zemanta wasn’t a lot of help at first, either. I wonder if there’s a connection? Finally this popped up and I still would have posted this link if it didn’t, because I didn’t want to let this story go unnoticed because apparently the current Invincible (not the one pictured above but the guy who took the identity–I don’t know the details) was raped in a recent comic and nobody seems to have noticed. Well somebody did at The Outhouses, contributor “BlueStreak”, who tries to figure out why there doesn’t seem to be as much outrage as usual when rape is (mis)used in a story.
And no, having rape happen to men isn’t some sexual fantasy or an acknowledgement that rape doesn’t only happen to women. It’s still a cheap plot device instead of being treated as the ultimate violation of the victim. The only other male character that was raped in comics that I know of is Nightwing. Usually rape is used to give backstory to a female hero and that’s NOT how it should be used in a story. So please stop doing that.