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History of Comics Censorship, Part Four

September 13, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Four

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 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read along on as we…

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History of Comics Censorship, Part Three

September 6, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Three

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 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read along on as we…

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“Censorship of the Worst Kind”: The Suppression Blazing Combat During the Vietnam War

September 7, 2018
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“Censorship of the Worst Kind”: The Suppression Blazing Combat During the Vietnam War

“Censorship of the Worst Kind”: The Suppression of Blazing Combat During the Vietnam War by Brian M. Puaca In the summer of 1965, the United States was escalating its involvement in Vietnam in order to prevent the Communist North from conquering the non-Communist South. Casting doubt on America’s involvement and support of South Vietnam in the…

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From the CBLDF Archives: “Smut and Trash:” Comics Censorship in Germany

August 10, 2018
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From the CBLDF Archives: “Smut and Trash:” Comics Censorship in Germany

Germany announced that they will lift the across-the-board ban on swastikas in video games in favor of a more nuanced approach, similar to that of how they handle Nazi imagery in movies. The shift in policy signals an appreciation for video games as culturally important works. Felix Falk, managing director of The German Games Industry…

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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

June 15, 2018
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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

Last year, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein, was invited by the Institute for Contents Cultures and Uguisu Ribbon Campaign in Tokyo to speak about the manga and comics communities and the continued importance of fighting on the front lines of free expression. Brownstein’s presentation discussed the history of comics censorship, and…

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What a Deal! CBLDF Liberty Cards Are Back In Hand!

August 19, 2015
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Liberty Cards

In 2011, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund teamed up with Cryptozoic Entertainment as well as more than 100 comics creators to bring you the CBLDF Liberty Cards! The Fund is excited to reintroduce the entire set to our supporters for 2015. The 72-card set archives the history of the First Amendment — and the Fund’s many battles…

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SPRING INTO ACTION and Support Our Historical Resources!

May 14, 2015
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SPRING INTO ACTION and Support Our Historical Resources!

Did you know that every year CBLDF reaches thousands of people with our education and history programs? CBLDF needs your membership to continue our important programming! SPRING INTO ACTION and become a member of CBLDF today so we can do more work like this: The Comics Code Seal Naturally, much of our historical research touches on…

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Defend Comics at WonderCon This Weekend!

March 31, 2015
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Defend Comics at WonderCon This Weekend!

CBLDF is headed West again, this time to Anaheim for WonderCon! April 3 – 5, you’ll find us at booth #711 in the Anaheim Convention Center with an exclusive assortment of signed premiums, entertaining panels, the CBLDF convention survival kit (free for all current and new members!), and the convention debut of the first issue…

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