Dark Horse's The Secret Land Banned In Germany, But What About Flash?

Comic book retailers have been told that the new comic book series, The Secret Land, may not be sold in Germany, and that all orders to German stores have been cancelled, The series by Christofer Emgard and Tomas Aira concerns the aftermath of the death of Adolf Hitler, and the threat of what remains of the Third Reich. So why has it been cancelled? The odds are that it will involve use of the swastika, a symbol banned in Germany.

Dark Horse's The Secret Land Banned In Germany, But What About Flash?

In the past that has included issues of The Boys being banned from Germany, Diamond Previews having images of Glory and Pigs from Image Comics amended, Dark Knight images amended (and even used in Mexico). And today's Flash #770 has many scenes with Hitler and Nazis – but not one swastika to be seen, replaced with other fascist symbology.So Germany can get The Flash this week – but not Secret Land next month.

SECRET LAND #1 (OF 4)
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(W) Christofer Emgard (A/CA) Tomas Aira
Hitler's dead. Ben and Katherine are supposed to be together, happy. Instead, Ben fights the war in the Pacific with the reckless heroism of one who believes his fiancée killed in action. Yet, Katharine lives, undercover and about to arrive at the Third Reich's last bastion. Something is waiting for her there, for all of them, and it is hungry. Cosmic horror from the creators of The Whispering Dark.In Shops: Jun 09, 2021 SRP: $3.99

Dark Horse's The Secret Land Banned In Germany, But What About Flash?

SECRET LAND #2 (OF 4)
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(W) Christofer Emgard (A/CA) Tomas Aira
The war is over, Katherine is dead, and Ben is trying to move on. But then the Navy receives a message from her. At a base in Antarctica, the Third Reich is plotting its return, powered by strange and foreboding technology. Katherine is there, and Ben is coming to get her.In Shops: Jul 14, 2021 SRP: $3.99

I bought my copy from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, with an extensive back issue collection and online store. With a new store planned for Watford, if you are in the neighbourhood, check them out. 

Dark Horse's The Secret Land Banned In Germany, But What About Flash?

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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