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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:15 PM
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DC and Archie finally bury the infamous Comics Code Authority for good
http://www.comicsbeat.com/2011/01/21/archie-drops-the-c...

After yesterdays news that DC Comics was dropping the Comics Code, leaving Archie the last surviving member of the Comics Code Authority comes word that Archie has also dropped the Code, starting with books on sale in February. The move will have no effect on content: (...)

Archie had made the decision to drop the code a year ago, but only announced it when asked in the wake of the DC announcement.

Thus ends the last clinging particle of darkest days in comics history, an era that did its best to choke the life out of an artform but didnt succeed. Created in the paranoid days of the commie scare a period much shorter in its reign than the current post 9/11 world the Comics Code was for a time a very real chain around the neck of the American comics industry. It wasnt until the underground comics and alternative publishers of the 70s that it became clear that comics without the seal of approval would find an audience without scarring the nation forever. And the nation is all the better for it.

Good-bye, and good riddance. Let the code live on only as a zuvembie, shambling through history.


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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:40 PM
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1. They're finally printing the Veronica/Jughead/Moose three-way issue?
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:45 PM
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3. Oh, that was wicked
but funny!

I wonder if Catholics still have that board that told them what movies they can and cannot watch? There's a vestige from the olden days, too.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:42 PM
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2. Comics, both storylines and art, were superior in the 50's and early 60's (AKA, the 10- and 12-cent
days).
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 01:42 PM
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6. Mmmm...
No.

The best stories came out in the 80s and 90s.
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 02:22 PM
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8. Really? What of Eisner's work on "The Spirit" in the 1940's?
Considering its impact on visual storytelling, I'd think it deserves at least a mention.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:57 PM
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4. Archie Comics has been ignoring the spirit of the code for years...
Edited on Sun Jan-23-11 12:58 PM by TlalocW
:sarcasm:







Or DC for that matter:

Joker's really into boners


While Wonder Woman likes her BDSM


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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 01:05 PM
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5. Ah yes. Superdickery.com.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 02:17 PM
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7. Superdickery.com is a fun site to waste an hour on
Some of it is true weirdness; some of it the website owner looking for anything he can; some of it is artists and editors (and then the CCA) not taking a hard enough look at something to realize it could be misconstrued, etc.

TlalocW
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