Alpha Flight #22 (1985): 1st Pink Pearl

I’m sure when he created this issue, John Byrne didn’t realize he was courting controversy, but it turned out to be a hot one.  At least, I remember at the time people being upset at the Pink Pearl–a big fat lady whose real last name was “Gross.”  But I guess I could be remembering wrong.

Also, you can’t say he doesn’t have good taste in fighting styles. She uses boob smothering.

Story: Aurora has a full-blown schizophrenic episode and her brother takes her to a close friend for help.  Her close friend happens to run a circus.  That circus houses an enormous woman called Pink Pearl.

There’s also a really skinny contortionist called Human Skeleton, but thin isn’t controversial, so we never hear from him again.

We also see Roger Bochs’ new Box armor.

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