That’s true. 2000ad also did a sex special a couple of decades back. The Nikolai Dante episode there included in collections comes as a bit of a surprise compared to the less adult content in the rest of the run.
Groan. It’s the prog of no return; The prog that jumps the shark; The Sex Issue. Urgh. Even Tharg is ashamed of the whole thing as he hands most of his editorial over to Bish-OP. Although, Bish-OP is Tharg so why he would feel the need to do such thing, I don’t now. Perhaps Bish-OP knows he’s taking a risk with this issue and wants to manfully take responsibility for it should reaction be bad. However, I can’t help wondering if he sincerely expects it to be a raging success and wants to ensure full credit for it.
I like his books but Dave Bishop was a terrible editor.