Madonna's cautionary AIDS comic, handed out at a 1987 concert

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7 Responses to “Madonna's cautionary AIDS comic, handed out at a 1987 concert”

  1. EH says:

    short-hair madonna was the hottest madonna.

  2. ChicagoD says:

    Man, that was a scary time. Seeing what people were saying and doing is a stark reminder of how savage people get when they are scared.

  3. Would have been much better if the illustrations had been done by Jack Chick. 

    • James B says:

      Check out Jack Chick’s, “That Crazy Guy”.  It is everything you would expect.

      • I have a vintage 1981 or ’82 copy of “That Crazy Guy”. I was 14 at the time and figured that girl got herpes. Did Chick redo it to be about AIDS? I’ll have to check the Chick site and see. Sure wish I had copies of “Lisa” and “The Lost Children”, JTC cancelled them as just too weird. 

        I have to say that this AIDS comic is a lot better that this Spider-Man PSA comic from 1984.
        http://www.politedissent.com/archives/982

  4. unit_1421 says:

    I was happy to see that these were handed out at a NYC show. Guess the farm folk in the heartland would have gone ballistic over this, or the record company wouldn’t help cover it for the whole tour (she wasn’t a Zillionaire yet back then)/

  5. Dicrel Seijin says:

    I would have been in middle school when this came out. The fear was quite real. At that time, AIDS was a death sentence. Still, the comic book geek in me wants to track down a copy of this.

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