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I had asked this question before, a while back, but no one had ever gotten back to me on said question. I was going to get Surfin' the Highway, but I had heard it been described as racy. I needed advice on whether or not to get the book.

I'm only 13 and I'm really worried that something in there make me lose all interest in Sam & Max. So, I'm basically just wondering if the content inside Surfin' the Highway is alright for a 13-year-old.

Thanks for your help,
-Evan

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  • @Evan said: Yeah, I'm more concerned about 'suggestive' references than language and violence. I'll keep considering it.

    Well, if you are thinking "sexually suggestive"...

    There's talk about naked girls (Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple), implied bestiality (On the Road: Chapter 2), and a naked girl with a fawn (Beast From the Cereal Aisle). Other suggestive things are the pin-up of Archies' Betty and Veronica and the comic Belly of the Beast made me feel a bit "crawly" (so glad the guys killed the creep).

    Seriously, I don't want to scare you away from the comics. Everything I mentioned is just suggestive. I call them, at the most, "eyebrow raisers" not "Oh jeez! I can't read this anymore!"

  • Actually, there's mention of girls in see-through robes, not naked girls. Not a big difference, but I didn't know what diaphonous meant until just now.

    I can't think of any other sexual references. Except for Sam saying "getting-it-on" in the Skeptical Investigators comic.

  • Nah, you don't worry. Unless you know what actually they are talking about, you won't get it. Really. I didn't catch anything suggestive, and must be because of 1- I don't know what are they talking about (If there any sexual reference) or 2- I don't know what are they talking about either (Natural Spanish!)

  • It's way tamer than anything on TV or Google Image search.

  • If you've played the games and like the humor, you will like the comics.

  • omg the comics are INSANE..love love love.. its how i found s&m..

    they touch more along the lines of the original game than telltales or the saturday morning cartoon but..some of it was pretty.. edgy and i cant see how they could put it in games without offending lol

  • Yeah, have to agree with others. It has it's share of suggestive themes and violence, but nothing "radically insulting" a 13-year old couldn't read. :) (heck, TV shows a LOT worse these days.)
    (well, a name "Jesus" is being used a few times when baffling over something, I don't know how really religious people might react to that. Again, nothing too serious, but you'll never know how different people think of it. )

    So yeah.. if you like the games, you'll definitely love the comic too. And even if it weren't as funny as the games to you, it's definitely a precious piece of gem that introduces you to the very origins of S&M. :D

  • I got the comic after the games, too, as a birthday present. I'm only a couple years older than you, but it still seems like the type of thing I would have been reading at 13, anyway.
    I agree that if you like the games, you'll definitely like the comic. The only comic that made me feel a bit uncomfortable was Belly of the Beast, but that one's near the end of the book, and it's not really so bad.

  • Hmmmm... never read the comics but hearing all this makes me kinda want to... and yes. From what you guys have said, there is A LOT worse out there.

  • Thanks a lot for all of the answers.

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