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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2011
     (10249.1)
    Full story here.

    This, Alanis Morrissette, is irony.

    The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who fight against censorship of comic books, have been given the intellectual property rights to the Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval.

    Used by the Comic Magazine Association of America since the fifties until only a few years ago to indicate a book that had passed their codes of practice, sometimes after a number of amendments, it came to represent censorship in action by many,
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2011
     (10249.2)
    Wow. The articles I could find never say who actually signed it over to CLBDF, but whoever it was deserves a round of thanks.
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    You know how they used to grade those, right? They'd outline the tenets of the Code to various moms, and then ask their assessment. Depending on your poker hand of awesome ladies that day, you might get your artistic vision for Tights-Man through the censors. They weren't exactly sticklers by the '90s.

    This century, my aunt used to let her son joyfully indulge his Batman comics until he learned to read text, because then he might learn all the swears and brothels and face-stomped smack dealers in every issue.

    You get the comics industry you deserve, I guess. Cheers to the CBLDF.