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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 04:59 PM
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Farewell, Comics Code Authority - or shall I say, good riddance!
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/01/24/comics-code-author...

"57 years after the Comics Code Authority was created to certify that comics bearing its seal had been censored and did not contain anti-authoritarian, sexual or counterculture content, it has finally died. The CCA was formed in response to the moral panic brought on by the Seduction of the Innocents, a medical hoax perpetrated by American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham who testified that comics were a serious cause of juvenile delinquency. (Paradoxically, Wertham was also a pioneering civil rights campaigner -- he apparently believed in freedom but just wasn't interested in sharing).

As of February, no major comic will bear the CCA seal any longer -- February being the month that Archie drops the iconic serif A. When Archie no longer cares about your certification of squeaky cleanness, you are truly dead. "
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 12:01 AM
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1. Veronica is a total floosie
Just look at her.
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-11 10:14 AM
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2. I thought it died off years ago
What with Marvel using their own rating system and DC apparently not bothering at all.
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