Marvel Whirling Spray

Marvel Whirling Spray was a feminine hygiene product marketed in the early 20th century. It stopped being made and fell into obscurity for 100 years until the early 21st century, when it earned a place in comic-book history.

Alan Moore included a reprint of one of the Marvel Whirling Spray ads in an issue of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 1, #5). An executive at DC (publishers of the comic) saw the ad and became worried that their rival, Marvel Comics, would take offense — even though Marvel Whirling Spray was a real product that existed before Marvel Comics. So he ordered the entire print run destroyed. The few copies that survived are now considered rare collector's items. More details at

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 19, 2013
Category: Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Products, 1900s

Fear of the competition becoming unreasonably upset has reached epidemic proportions in the last decade or so. The clinical term for it is "P.C."
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/19/13 at 10:20 AM
Well, the name whirling sprayer sounds much more plesant than douche bag, don'tcha think?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/22/13 at 01:28 AM
#1: That guy's a real whirling sprayer!
#2: That guy's a real douche bag!

All those in favor of #1????
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/22/13 at 01:35 AM
#1 makes me think of a guy in the middle of the men's room spinning around while pissing.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/22/13 at 01:50 AM
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