Whilst I am on the subject of comics, the American Library Association has released its annual banned list - a celebration of free speech.
The list gives the reasons why people thought the graphic novels should be banned. My comments in bold
On the Graphic Novels section we have:
Absolute Sandman: Reasons: Anti-Family, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group. Erm 75 chapters challenging our perceptions of reality, story telling and life.
Blankets: Reasons: Sexually Explicit content, Other (unspecified. Mea Culpa haven't read
Bone: Reasons: Sexually Explicit content, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs. Huh? I presume the drugs bit is about the Red Dragon smoking and all the beer people drink
Fun Home: Reasons: Sexually Explicit Content. haven't read
Maus: Reason: Anti Ethnic. WTF???????? A book about the Holocaust based on the author's father and told in a simple form of cats, dogs, mice, and pigs.
Pride of Bagdad: Reasons: Sexually Explicit Content. Sex with lions
Tank Girl: Reasons: Sexually Explicit Content. And Kanga sex, don't forget Kanga sex
The Dark Knight Strikes Again: Reasons: Sexually Explicit Content. Superman and Wonderwoman banging at 10,000 ft. Seriously ban it for the horrendous artwork
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Reasons: Nudity, Sexually Explicit Content and Unsuited to Age Group. Invisble man rape, yeah OK
Watchmen: Reasons: Unsuited to Age Group. Right, how? Too challenging for the little dears?