There isn’t a lot of room for erotica in superhero comics. It’s a genre tailored for mass market appeal, and while there are plenty of sexualized characters, explicit sexual content has a ceiling at publishers like Marvel and DC. Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka are two creators with a passion for erotic art; Zdarsky is the co-creator of Image Comics’ Sex Criminals and Anka has a reputation for drawing sultry pin-up commissions and heightening the beefcake factor of Marvel heroes. They’ve teamed up for The White Trees, a two-part fantasy story following a group of former war buddies reunited when their children disappear together. Zdarsky and Anka don’t have any content restrictions at Image, and they take advantage of this freedom to explore how eroticism can heighten dramatic stakes while titillating readers.