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Howard Chaykin And The Trans Image: Obsession With A Theme

We've discussed, seemingly at length, about the controversy surrounding Howard Chaykin's latest work, the Image Comics release The Divided States of Hysteria; its inclusion of graphic trans panic violence, released on the first week of Pride Month and even with the option of a Pride Month variant cover, and Image Comics lack of response or […]

So Why Was Black Kiss 2 Banned In The UK Anyway? (SPOILERS)

As of this week, Black Kiss 2, Howard Chaykin's sequel to his sexually explicit comic book of the eighties, is banned in the UK. But why? And how come issue 1 was allowed in after a brief UK Customs-based delay? There is a difference between the first and second issues however, and it's one that […]

Last Week's Comics In Eighteen Panels by Dr Manolis Vamvounis

Dr Manolis Vamvounis writes for Bleeding Cool; Each week we take a look at the most noteworthy events in comics, the best new releases and the most irritating screw-ups. From last week. INSERT ARCHERY-RELATED ANALOGY FOR "BEST NEW BOOK OF THE YEAR"     HAWKEYE #1 is everything I expected from this book (the thematic […]

Black Kiss 2 To Be Released By UK Customs And To Ship To Stores Next Week

This week, Black Kiss 2 was being held by UK Customs. Some were fearing a long drawn out and expensive court case, as experienced during the eighties and nineties. Not a bit of it. The comic book has been released to be distributed to retailers, with the proviso that they be informed not to sell […]

Black Kiss 2 Is The Most Explicit Image Comic Book To Date

I remember the days when Steve Geppi used to rail against the portrayal of a birth in Miracleman as the kind of content that Diamond should not distribute. (They did distribute it.) When Howard Chaykin's Black Kiss was published, it was published by a minor publisher and distributed in sealed bags to as not of […]