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Do You Have The Comic Code Records? Could You Check? Maybe Behind The Sofa?

The Comics Code was administered by the Comics Magazine Association of America. For decades, when it came to comics, they saw everything. Everything. But now? We see nothing. The files of the Comics Magazine Association of America have been lost. Three years ago, …

Code Black 2: Shutout by Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis is the co-founder of Milestone Comics and a current graphic novelist. He runs The Black Panel at San Diego Comic Con. And he now writes a weekly column for Bleeding Cool. This is the second in an series …

Code Black – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis is the co-founder of Milestone Comics and a current graphic novelist. He runs The Black Panel at San Diego Comic Con. And he now writes a weekly column for Bleeding Cool. In 1956 the two-year old Comics Code …

Knowing The Enemy: Wertham, Censorship And The CBLDF

From left: Charles Kochman, Editorial Director, Abrams ComicArts; Dr. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, GSLIS, University of Illinois; and Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, CBLDF Ray Flook wrote from New York Comic Con for Bleeding Cool; Like many die-hard comic book fans, …

BC Mag #4: Censor And Be Damned

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Rich Johnston Some people believe that censorship can only come from the government, laws, police and civil servants, oppressing those with a voice who have something to say. And that censorship can never come from …

Dr Fredric Wertham Lied And Lied And Lied About Comics

The Illinois News Bureau reports, (with the most condescending and predictable headline you can imagine, even for Bleeding Cool) that Dr Fredric Wertham, author of Seduction Of The Innocent, the book that inspired government hearings about the content of comic …

What Does The T Grade Mean For DC Comics?

A little while ago, DC Comics dropped what was left of the Comics Code to publish titles under their own internal code applied. Okay, so we’ve done Catwoman #1. Very much what DC calls a T+ title, I think. But …

Image Announces Rating System Consistent With DC Comics Ratings

Image Comics has just announced that they will use a content rating system beginning with comics shipping in July. The ratings will be consistent with those implemented by DC Comics in January: Image Comics Announces Rating System Berkeley, CA – …

The Comics Code’s Last Executive Director — And Its Final Financial Records, Speak To The End Of An Era

The recent statements by DC Comics and Archie that they are about to cease using the Comics Code Authority seal on their comics, and subsequent revelations that there are no publishers left actively using the Code, have in a very …

The Week the Comics Code Ends, A Historic EC Cover Which Helped Cause It Finally Surfaces

I think this is the definition of irony: one of the most famous moments of the 1954 Senate Hearings which helped prompt the comic book industry to create the Comics Code is an exchange between Democratic Senator Estes Kefauver and …

Bongo Dropped Comics Code A Year Ago – And No One Noticed

If a publisher drops the Comics Code and doesn’t send a press realease out, does it still make a sound? Yesterday, it was announced that DC Comics had pulled out of the Comics Code (something previous President and Publisher, Paul …

Is This The End Of The Comics Code? DC Replaces Code With Own Ratings System

As posted by Jim Lee on the Vertigo Blog, DC Comics will no longer be using the Comics Code Authority on any of its titles, and will instead be using its own ratings system. Marvel stopped using the Code a …