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Sad Sack the Socialist: When the
United States Army Burned Comic
Books

by Brian M. Puaca As popular anxieties regarding comic books intensified after World War II, the federal government decided to enter the fray in 1954 by holding Congressional hearings to investigate the link between the four-color publications and juvenile delinquency.…

Gender Queer Victory in Virginia Explained in 38 Tweets

Tuesday marked a victory for Maia Kobabe and er graphic novel Gender Queer as a Virginia judge dismissed a lawsuit against it. The case that targeted both Gender Queer and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas…

Flamer Sparks Police Investigation in Texas

Police temporarily removed the graphic novel Flamer by Mike Curato from a Katy ISD high school before the start of school this year. A criminal complaint alleging the district was providing material harmful to minors is what prompted the removal.  The initial…

Keller ISD Removes Graphic Novels for the Second Time

There are fewer books on the shelves this year in the Keller International School District. Keller ISD, in Texas, removed forty-one books before the start of school this year. Last Tuesday, the day before classes started, principals in the district…

Tonight is the Night

San Diego, July 23 — Tonight is the night. The CBLDF Art Auction will be returning to the Hilton Bayfront in Sapphire AB tonight Saturday, July 23, from 8pm–10pm! Check-in for auction paddles will begin at 7:30. All of the…

CBLDF Welcome Party and Art Auction Return to San Diego

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund returns to Comic-Con San Diego this month with the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party Thursday night and the CBLDF Art Auction Saturday night. These events will be in addition to nine CBLDF-sponsored panels. You’ll also be able to reach us…

5 Important First Amendment Reminders for Students and Schools from the Utah AG

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In compliance with a new state bill (HB 374) the Utah Attorney General released a memorandum to “provide guidance and training to public schools on identifying sensitive materials.” Though written for Utah local education agencies (LEA), the memo outlines First…

Spinning in Llano: Citizens Go to Court

Spinning, the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel by Tillie Walden, is one of several books that prompted a federal lawsuit Monday. Citizens from Llano County, Texas, a county Northwest of Austin, have filed the suit against the county and several public…