The release of the Deadpool movie marks the first R-rated movie based off a "mainstream" comic character in more than a decade. Although it has been wildly successful, initially there was a lot of skepticism about releasing an adult-targeted movie adapted from what are typically PG-rated comics. To get an R rating a movie must include things that are just not seen in mainstream comics: intense violence, vulgar language, and graphic nudity.
I know that Marvel has, in the past, experimented with R-rated comics via their MAX line, of which I have only read Alias. In included a generous helping of vulgar language and very strong sexual content, but stopped just short of showing e.g. Jessica Jones' nude body. This has me curious if that was a line that Marvel (and DC, for that matter) has ever crossed before. Unfortunately, none of the MAX imprint is available on Marvel Unlimited, so I can't easily check.
Has Marvel or DC ever published a comic (under any of their imprints -- MAX or Vertigo count) that included graphic nudity of any kind?
Since this question is inspired by an R-rated movie I'll define "graphic nudity" the same way it's generally defined by movie and TV ratings systems, as:
- Female character with visibly and fully exposed breasts, or
- Any character with visibly exposed genitals.
- The nudity must be of a "sexual nature" (the MPAA permits "brief nudity" of a "non-sexual nature" in a PG-13 film.) IMO this rules out the obvious Dr. Manhatten full-frontal scene.
(In particular, exposed buttocks do not count, as those are apparently tame enough for network television.)
Note that I'm not talking about characters that are obviously naked in-universe, but where the artist has used shadow/environment/etc to maintain modesty. I'm aware of quite a few of those (e.g. the famous recalled Elektra issue, the "naked Thor" panel, etc.) Rather, I'm asking about panels where a character's nudity is clearly and unambiguously shown in the panel.
NOTE: SCREENSHOTS ARE NOT NECESSARY. Thanks