****Warning: Graphic content contained in this review****
Author: David Cantero
Publisher: Class Comics
Cover Artist: David Cantero
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 05/01/2015
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Fiction, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Humor/Comedy
SLEEPING BEAR is the story of young PRINCE MATEO, heir to the KINGDOM OF SUPER MEGA COOL, who was born as hairy as a little baby bear. Naturally his parents, FASHION QUEEN and MACHO KING are quite concerned about this.
Thank goodness, Mateo’s fairy God-Mothers, FLABBY, FRU-FRU and FLO-FLO arrive in time to hopefully shave… ahm… SAVE the day! But before the teeny tiny tarts can weave their final spell, the gorgeously EVIL and deeply scorned witch MALEFICIA crashes the party, pissed that she hasn’t been invited and that she spent way too much on her designer party dress.
Craziness and hilarity ensue as Maleficia curses Mateo, doomed to prick his finger on a record player needle before his eighteenth birthday, upon which he will fall into a deep sleep that only true love’s kiss can BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH! Yeah, yeah, we know — you think you know the whole story, but this comic will prove, rather wonderfully, that we still have much to learn about this little tale.
SLEEPING BEAR: A Gay Tale isn’t chock full of enchanted gushing dongs, but it’s wonderfully funny and clever and in typical Cantero fashion, the guys are deliciously hunky. And while there’s no hard-core sex in this lovely title, it’s a deliciously light-hearted, funny and super sexy comedy that proves once and for all that true love is true love, no matter who expresses it.
Sleeping Bear is an older title from Class Comics and one of my favorites. Sweet and funny with artwork that perfectly fits the tone of the title.
The story is a gay-ified version of the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty. Instead of Princess Aurora there is Prince Mateo, who is born hairy, much to the surprise of his parents. Three hilarious fairy godmothers attend a party and bestow Mateo with a couple gifts before the vengeful Maleficia appears and curses Mateo.
The prince grows into a strapping, sexy cub who loves to wear butt-hugger Daisy Duke jean shorts. It’s no surprise that when he meets Peter, the forest guard, that it’s love at first sight. This is a fairy tale after all.
Entertaining from page one, Sleeping Bear is different from many Class Comics releases. There’s a good plot here. Though based on Sleeping Beauty there are enough changes to make the story surprising and unique. The godmothers are very funny and I loved the comedic tone of the story.
There is some nudity in the story, mostly in the pin ups at the end, but there is no explicit sex. That alone makes it different from many Class Comics stories, but it doesn’t diminish the story at all. It enhances it in fact because hardcore sex wouldn’t have fit the light feel of the comic.
David Cantero did an excellent job here. I’ve read many of his other comics and he never fails to disappoint.
Visit his website to check out all his work, both adult oriented and otherwise.
As with most releases from Class Comics, Sleeping Bear is not available at Amazon or other retailers. Click on the publisher link to purchase this comic.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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