“Watered Down Science” is a two-part series authored by Kris P. Kreme, and illustrated by SCO. The first issue was published on July 11, 2012, and the final was released on July 29 of the same year.
Kris P. Kreme has written many comics for Giantess Club including “Alison Wonderbra,” “Greyman Comics,” and “Where Dreams Come True.” SCO also illustrated “For Her Pleasure” and “The Carnal Candle.”
This story has a slow build up. Wendy grows, but it’s initially subtle compared to most other comics. She doesn’t outgrow any clothes until the very last panel on the final page. The first issue is 90% build-up with hardly any payoff. However, there is significant female and male growth in the second issue.
The plot involves a young man named Franklin who invents a formula which allows living creatures to more efficiently absorb and maintain water and which enables a host of beneficial side effects. (The story’s description gives Franklin a family name, but since it’s not given in the comic that information is non-diegetic.) A young woman named Wendy Wade is exposed to the formula. (Apparently, unbeknownst to Franklin his formula causes creatures to grow. Did he never observe that effect during testing? That seems rather unlikely.)
There’s a blonde sports star, called Zeke Collins, who is a completely unlikable bully. He publicly insults Franklin and Wendy in front of their class, and then intentionally causes Franklin to spill his formula on Wendy. Yet, the science teacher Mr. Resman does nothing for fear of angering Zeke’s coach. However, to my enjoyment, Zeke eventually gets his comeuppance in the second issue.
Notably, the worst part of the narrative is the setting, Greystone High School. Assuming this is an American high school, that means students range in age from 15 to 18 years old. A few kids might have been held back and thus are a little older, and a few smart kids (like Franklin) might have skipped a grade (due to superior academic performance) and thus are a little younger. It’s not uncommon for students to graduate high school before they turn 18.
So, what age are the characters in this comic? Is Wendy supposed to be a high school freshmen, and thus around 15? Or is she supposed to be a high school senior, who is 18 or older? That’s an important question as I do not want erotica to feature minors. (From this perspective, there is thankfully no sex in the series.)
I mentioned before, in my “What I will Review” post, how other adult comic creators, like Smudge, deal with this concern by explicitly stating that “All characters depicted are over 18 years of age.” I’d like to see Giantess Club implement something similar.
Based on the problematic nature of the setting and undetermined age of its characters, I can’t recommend the series and won’t provide a link to it.
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