customs


Archie Comics Artist Refused Entry To USA From Canada Over Her Sketches

Gisele Lagace is a Canadian comic book artist for Archie, Dynamite IDW, a number of comic book publishers in the USA – and her own webcomics, specifically Menage A 3. She was planning to drive down to Chicago to attend this weekend's C2E2 exhibition. But immigration officers at the US border had other ideas. The […]


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 […]

Diamond Comics Bans Black Kiss 2 In Britain Permanently For Fear Of Customs

Bleeding Cool first told you that Black Kiss 2 #1 by Howard Chaykin was going to be more sexually explicit than many had previously thought, then that it  had been held by UK Customs, while Diamond UK negotiated a release the week after, with a note to retailers reminding them of the adult nature of […]

Black Kiss 2 Comic Held By UK Customs

Was it something I said? I had an inkling that this could happen. And after reading the comic in advance, that inking became a little stronger. I have been told by a number of UK stores that the new Black Kiss comic by Howard Chaykin, Black Kiss 2, due to be published tomorrow by Image […]

Bonfire Agency Creates CBLDF Ad Campaign

This is the first in a series of awareness ads created by the Bonfire Agency for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The creative director was Oscar Gonzalez.  Steve Rotterdam was the copywriter. And the images were courtesy of  Getty Images. Look to see them appearing in comic books soon…

The From Hell "British Customs Copies" For Sale – £100

Last night at the Dodgem Logic show (and a lot more on that to come later) , Tony from Knockabout was selling a number of copies of a variety of Alan Moore and Knockabout comics, for people to get signed by Alan Moore and other attendees. One item that didn't sell but stuck out was […]