Comic Artist Censored, Then Fired for Political Beliefs

A comic artist has apparently been fired from his job for political beliefs. Rob Rogers, the longtime political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Gazette and a Pulitzer Prize finalist announced his own firing on Twitter Thursday. Sad to report this update: Today, after 25 years as the editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, I was fired. […]

Fahrenheit 451: Michael B. Jordan Wants to Burn in HBO Teaser

Viewers are starting to get a clearer understanding of HBO‘s vision of the totalitarian future established by Ray Bradbury in his classic novel Fahrenheit 451 with the release of the newest teaser for the cable giant’s film adaptation. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) from a script by Bahrani and Amir Naderi (Magic Lantern), the film […]


The Weekly Static s01e21: TV’s Top 5 Screw-Ups of 2017

We’ll be getting back to the regular The Weekly Static grind next week; but this week, we’re wrapping up 2017 in a pretty little bow with a look back at the five biggest television screw-ups from the past year. From corporate censorship and questionable career choices to really bad hair days and a disappointing Today, […]

Chinese Censors Have Removed Gay Kiss From Alien Covenant

Happy Pride Month everyone! Yup, Chinese censors have removed what was, admittedly, a rather odd part from the recent new addition to the Alien saga, Ridley Scott‘s Alien Covenant. Now, it doesn’t seem that the franchises first gay couple were removed from the film, as they were barely in the film anyway after all. But […]

LGBT Books And Graphic Novels Targeted By Censorship

The ALA’s 2016 list of the Top Ten most challenged books in American Libraries and school has revealed that a vast majority of those challenged and banned are books containing LGBTQ characters or themes, particularly the transgender aspect of the community. There are also a significant number of graphic novels, both original and collected editions, […]

YouTube Responds to LGBTQIA+ Restrictions, But Not Like You Had Hoped

Get called out for censoring a few thousand Let’s Players and game commentators online with #YouTubeAgeGate, and YouTube doesn’t say a thing. Get called out for censoring the LGBTQIA+ community as part of that same process, and you get a short response. YouTube posted this tweet yesterday in response to content from the site’s gay […]

Doran, Lyga Respond To Mangaman Library Controversy

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on an outraged mom from Washington who wants a book banned from the high school library in her hometown of Issaquah. The trouble started when she found what she described as “erotica” and “naked and sexual” images in the hands of her fourteen-year-old son, and the book in question is Mangaman, a […]

The 15th Rumour Awards – Censorship Of The Year

It’s a long long time since the very first one of these. I was 28 when I decided that an annual look back at the rumours and scoops of the year would be a good thing. 15 years later, that’s still to be determined. But here we go again with a self congratulatory pat on the back. Mostly. […]

When Google Play Censors Your Comic Books

John Linton Roberson is a comic book creator of titles that sometimes, but not always, get a little fruity. Selling his work on Google Play, he hit a little problem. Hey, remember how I said STORY OF OH and VLADRUSHKA were now available (as well as LULU Book 1, MARTHAand SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF, which still […]

Neil Gaiman Talks About Charlie Hebdo And British Censorship With CBLDF

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has launched a new magazine called The Defender with an interview of Author Neil Gaiman inside.. the interview comes from a podcast that the CBLDF has put up on their website where Neil talks about Charlie Hebdo, British censorship and more… To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender, we’ve […]

How To Censor The Third Issue Of Punks With Regard To Delicate Sensibilities

This is the cover to Punks #3. It appears that some retailers have taken exception to the cover, as regards displaying it openly on the stands. Women in skimpy skintight costumes is the bee’s knees, but a picture of a photo of a raised middle finger is not. Never fear! The creative team understand you pain! So they […]

Removing Lobo’s Spine From Issue One

I just mentioned how Archie Comics requested an artist remove Jughead’s spine from a pin-up featuring the Predator holding his head on a spike. But that’s not the only such scene receiving censorship. This is from Lobo #1, with Classic Lobo being decapitated by Lipstick Lobo. But here’s the original scene, as drawn by Reilly […]

Sixty Years Of Seduction – Right, Wrong, Rage, And Wertham At San Diego Comic Con

By Nikolai Fomich [Dr. Frederic Wertham] On Friday at San Diego Comic Con, lawyer and comics journalist Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) moderated the panel “Sixty Years of Seduction: Right, Wrong, and Wertham.” On hand to discuss Dr. Frederic Wertham and his surprisingly complex legacy were documentary filmmaker and professor Robert A. Emmons […]