Wednesday, 29 September 2010


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?

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