Avengers Could Be Censored In Russia Over 'Incitement Of Violence And Acts Of Cruelty'

The Russian newswires report that the country's Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media has got the government regulator to analyse recent Avengers comic books published in Russia

Specifically Avengers #1 with an August 2014 cover date, over its use of the character Vanguard, a member of the Russian Winter Guard, "regarding the use of Soviet symbols, the presentation of the characters as Russian service personnel, and the incitement of violence and cruelty."

Because while this is the way the Winter Guard look these days…


…I expect that this may be the version that has struck a nerve…


Sorry Russian Avengers fans. At least you'll still have this version…



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Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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