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Another Comic Book Cover Causes Outrage Across The Industry

Another Comic Book Cover Causes Outrage Across The Industry

The cover depicts a woman hideously decapitated in a horrendous fashion, seemingly by an axe, with lurid cover copy revelling in the sensational and grotesque aspects of the image as being in the "tradition" of the lax editorial standards of the publisher, at a time when such violent acts are at a record high.On Twitter,[...]

Tales From Out Of School At The CBLDF Panel

House Sub committee that led to the creation of the Comics Code, EC Publisher William Gaines was taking weight medication that is now commonly known as speed.Much has been made of his testimony at the trial, considered a little odd, aggressive and confrontative This might explain why...Tash Moore reports from the CBLDF panel at[...]

Mad Magazine In Photographs

Mad Magazine In Photographs

LIFE.com is running a gallery, looking at the history of MAD Magazine, from the collection of MAD editor John FicarraThese photos, to tempt you to click on the link above, are courtesy of MAD Magazine, featuring the cast of LA Law reprising a cover and sending it in to the magazine, Robert DeNiro and[...]