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History of Comics Censorship, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September…

Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

Earlier this month, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein sat down with Barry Lynn, host of Culture Shocks on KCAA, NBC News Radio for Southern California. From the Comics Code to the recent Walking Dead ban, Charles…

Looking Back on Oklahoma’s War on Comics

With the conclusion of Wizard World Tulsa, local news outlet Tulsa World took a look back on the war Tulsa and neighboring Oklahoma cities waged against comics in the mid-1950s. From book swaps exchanging comics for perceived “higher literature” and independent review committees organized by…

A Brief History of Movie Censorship

The 1950s may have saw the implementation of the Comics Code, which literally censored comics off the newsstand and all but destroyed the comics industry, but before that even some of the earliest forms of movie entertainment—the Nickelodeon and moveable…

Jack Davis: The Man Who Revolutionized Comics Humor

Last week, we lost a true comics legend and luminary. Jack Davis is not only remembered as a founding member of MAD magazine and contributor to EC’s diverse line of comics, but also as a man who with his incredible…

SDCC 2016: CBLDF Exclusives and the Convention Survival Kit

Comic-Con 2016 is almost here! We’ve been busy at CBLDF HQ, and we’ve got something for your SDCC shopping list: CBLDF EXCLUSIVES! All proceeds from our exclusives benefit CBLDF’s important First Amendment work, so you aren’t just getting something cool…

The Humble History of The Adventures of Big Boy

That hamburger-holding, chubby-cheeked cherub Bob’s Big Boy isn’t just a classic icon of the 1930s, selling burgers and seasonings across the United States. He is also the star of one of the longest running and most widely distributed comic book…