At the New York Creation Con in 1971, Gerry Conway promised an upcoming Sub-Mariner story in which the hero “meets up with a New Orleans hooker, goes into a New Orleans cathouse, and does the whole routine with the pimp there. We felt that that was a little strong, so we changed that into something that’s cleaner … they’re all drug addicts now. The Comics Code accepted that.”
Image from Sub-Mariner #48, April 1972. Art by Gene Colan and Mike Esposito. Words by Gerry Conway. Lettering by Artie Simek.
Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.