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 there seems to be a little uncertainty or consistency over what exactly makes a T and what makes a T+ these days… let's see what DC actually say.

E EVERYONE Appropriate for readers of all ages. May contain cartoon violence and/or some comic mischief.

T TEEN Appropriate for readers age 12 and older. May contain mild violence, language and/or suggestive themes.

T+ TEEN PLUS Appropriate for readers age 16 and older. May contain moderate violence, mild profanity, graphic imagery and/or suggestive themes.

M MATURE Appropriate for readers age 18 and older. May contain intense violence, extensive profanity, nudity, sexual themes and other content suitable only for older readers.

There are no E or M titles in the relaunched DC Universe titles. But here are some images from "T" books, you know, the ones with mild violence and mild suggestive themes…

I know ink doesn't come off of the fingers any more… but still. Icky.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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