Batpenis No More? Future Printings of Batman Damned Will Be Censored

Additionally, DC gave a reason for the self-censorship, claiming that despite the fact that the Batpenis garnered more attention than DC has had in decades and may change the landscape of the medium forever, it just "was not additive to the story." This prompted CBR reporter Steve Morris to wonder:https://twitter.com/stevewmorris/status/1042775115396784128That's a good question[...]

Comic Artist Censored, Then Fired for Political Beliefs

The Pittsburgh City Paper screencapped a tweet in September of 2016 of Block posing with Trump on a private plane ride.While the censorship of Rogers' cartoons is clearly politically motivated, his firing was likely compounded by the negative publicity the paper, along with Block and Burris, were receiving over it On June 6th, CNN ran[...]

Fahrenheit 451: Michael B. Jordan Wants to Burn in HBO Teaser

Viewers are starting to get a clearer understanding of HBO's vision of the totalitarian future established by Ray Bradbury in his classic novel Fahrenheit 451 with the release of the newest teaser for the cable giant's film adaptation. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) from a script by Bahrani and Amir Naderi (Magic Lantern), the film […]


The Weekly Static s01e21: TV's Top 5 Screw-Ups of 2017

From corporate censorship and questionable career choices to really bad hair days and a disappointing Today, 2017 was a year that turned out to be a little more off the rails than usual - and that speaks volumes Oh, and let's not forget the ultimate awards show "You had one job..." taboo that would never[...]

Chinese Censors Have Removed Gay Kiss From Alien Covenant

Happy Pride Month everyone! Yup, Chinese censors have removed what was, admittedly, a rather odd part from the recent new addition to the Alien saga, Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant. Now, it doesn't seem that the franchises first gay couple were removed from the film, as they were barely in the film anyway after all. But […]

LGBT Books And Graphic Novels Targeted By Censorship

The ALA's 2016 list of the Top Ten most challenged books in American Libraries and school has revealed that a vast majority of those challenged and banned are books containing LGBTQ characters or themes, particularly the transgender aspect of the community. There are also a significant number of graphic novels, both original and collected editions, […]

YouTube Responds to LGBTQIA+ Restrictions, But Not Like You Had Hoped

Get called out for censoring a few thousand Let's Players and game commentators online with #YouTubeAgeGate, and YouTube doesn't say a thing. Get called out for censoring the LGBTQIA+ community as part of that same process, and you get a short response. YouTube posted this tweet yesterday in response to content from the site's gay […]

Doran, Lyga Respond To Mangaman Library Controversy

If she has a problem disciplining her son, then there is no call to take that problem out on the entire community via book banning.There's nothing in the book you can't see on prime time network TV.I sincerely hope the powers that be make the rational decision, and that they don't allow calls for censorship[...]

The 15th Rumour Awards – Censorship Of The Year

Mostly.But feel free to catch up with previous years by clicking on all these links.Some people believe that censorship is the preserve of governmental bodies and can not be carried out by a private individual or private business That's not true - while "censor" is an official government title, censorship means only acting "like" a censor, rather[...]

When Google Play Censors Your Comic Books

Selling his work on Google Play, he hit a little problem. Hey, remember how I said STORY OF OH and VLADRUSHKA were now available (as well as LULU Book 1, MARTHAand SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF, which still are available there) on Google Play?PSYCHE! Banned again!I'm really getting sick of the censorship Erotica is allowed in ebooks UNLESS[...]

Neil Gaiman Talks About Charlie Hebdo And British Censorship With CBLDF

the interview comes from a podcast that the CBLDF has put up on their website where Neil talks about Charlie Hebdo, British censorship and more... To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender, we’ve uploaded a bonus episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, we speak to author and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair (as well as[...]

How To Censor The Third Issue Of Punks With Regard To Delicate Sensibilities

Women in skimpy skintight costumes is the bee's knees, but a picture of a photo of a raised middle finger is not.Never fear! The creative team understand you pain! So they have whipped up this handy dandy censor kit. Simply print one off for every coy ordered and you can choose the method of your censorship. Just think of the[...]

Removing Lobo's Spine From Issue One

I just mentioned how Archie Comics requested an artist remove Jughead's spine from a pin-up featuring the Predator holding his head on a spike.But that's not the only such scene receiving censorship This is from Lobo #1, with Classic Lobo being decapitated by Lipstick Lobo.But here's the original scene, as drawn by Reilly Brown and[...]

Sixty Years Of Seduction – Right, Wrong, Rage, And Wertham At San Diego Comic Con

“Wertham wanted to prohibit children from purchasing comic books, and [the question becomes], “Is that censorship? Is the comics code censorship?” Well, what is censorship? There are certainly some recent examples of what I think are legitimate concerns about what is portrayed in media, and particularly for this audience in comic books When it comes[...]