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CBLDF Exclusives – Rick & Morty, Lumberjanes – Signings, Programming, and More at Wondercon!

March 28, 2019
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CBLDF Exclusives – Rick & Morty, Lumberjanes – Signings, Programming, and More at Wondercon!

Make sure you mark your calendars so you don’t miss a minute of the excitement at Wondercon this year, March 29 – 31. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is bringing a ton of killer rewards including new exclusive comics, offering new programming about the Comics Code Authority, and hosting signings at the booth you will…

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Comics Censorship Crises Past, Present, and Future – an Inside Look at CBLDF

March 25, 2019
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Comics Censorship Crises Past, Present, and Future – an Inside Look at CBLDF

Last week Adam Adler from Escapist Magazine sat down with Comic book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein to talk about censorship in comics, both the history and the current crises. Escapist is a journalistic take on an amalgam of interests for the grown-up geek, including comics books. The questions Adler prepared prompted a…

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CBLDF at C2E2! Chicago March 22 – 24

March 21, 2019
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CBLDF at C2E2! Chicago March 22 – 24

Mark your calendar for CBLDF’s Comics Code at 65! Are you ready for C2E2 in Chicago tomorrow? Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has lots of great stuff planned for the weekend, so make sure you stop by Booth #711 when you arrive. We’re bringing tons of great rewards for CBLDF supporters, including signed graphic novels…

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Image Comics Creators Fight Censorship!

August 9, 2018
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Image Comics Creators Fight Censorship!

Image teams with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for powerful anti-censorship variants this September This September, Image Comics fights censorship with a powerful line of variant covers to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education. All proceeds from this dynamic campaign will support CBLDF’s important legal…

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Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearings

July 26, 2018
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Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearings

“If the mothers of our beloved country would unite to have these pernicious comic books banned I am sure it would be a great step forward in the control of the young, especially the young boys.” – Eugenia Y Genovar, Letter to Senator Hendrickson, November 24, 1953 Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the…

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How the Comics Code Erased LGBTQ Characters from Mainstream Comics

June 1, 2018
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How the Comics Code Erased LGBTQ Characters from Mainstream Comics

Fredric Wertham’s attack on comics in the early 1950s is probably most remembered today for his concern about over-the-top horror and violence from the likes of EC. But there was another aspect that preoccupied Wertham just as much: the potential for comics to “stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may…

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The Comics Code, Race, and the Debut of the Black Panther

May 18, 2018
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The Comics Code, Race, and the Debut of the Black Panther

by Brian M. Puaca The recent success of the Black Panther movie has prompted many viewers to delve into the history of the character and explore his origins in the Marvel Universe of the 1960s. As rightly noted in many media outlets, the Black Panther was the first black superhero to appear in mainstream comics.…

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How the Comics Code Erased LGBTQ Characters from Mainstream Comics

May 5, 2017
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How the Comics Code Erased LGBTQ Characters from Mainstream Comics

Fredric Wertham’s attack on comics in the early 1950s is probably most remembered today for his concern about over-the-top horror and violence from the likes of EC. But there was another aspect that preoccupied Wertham just as much: the potential for comics to “stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may…

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“Smut and Trash:” A Brief History of Comics Censorship in Germany

September 9, 2016
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“Smut and Trash:” A Brief History of Comics Censorship in Germany

The United States wasn’t the only country that harbored a crusade against comics this past century. Germany, too, has had its own sordid history with the medium, complete with public fears over an alleged increase in juvenile delinquency and subsequent censorship laws designed to curb youth consumption of what the Nazi party called during World…

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KEEP OUT! THIS MEANS YOU! Craig Yoe Celebrates Forbidden Comics

September 30, 2015
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Celebrated comics historian Craig Yoe is no stranger to comics censorship, and just in time for Banned Book Week and the new Forbidden Comics Humble Bundle, he took time to write about the dangerous comics of his youth, his own personal experiences with book burning, and the ridiculousness of the Comics Code and censorship in…

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