Graphic Novels: Living Without the Code
- THE WOMAN OF STEEL. Vosper, Robert // Corporate Legal Times;Feb2005, Vol. 15 Issue 159, p68
The article presents information about comics. The kryptonite that is draining DC of its most prized intellectual property is a number of amendments to the Copyright Act. When the U.S. Congress extended the life of copyrights in 1976 and 1998, it also gave creators and their heirs an opportunity...
- High treason: Canadian nationalism and the regulation of American crime comic books. Beaty, Bart // Essays on Canadian Writing;Fall97, Issue 62, p85
Discusses the implication of the Canadian Bill 10 amendment which made it a criminal act to sell crime comics. Naming of the bill after its proponent E. Davie Fulton; Commission's promotion of a legitimized Canadian high culture; Circulation of American mass culture within Canada;...
- Kadokawa protests Tokyo toon curbs. SCHILLING, MARK // Daily Variety;12/10/2010, Vol. 309 Issue 48, p8
The article reports on the move of Media group Kadokawa Intercontinental Group to pull out the Tokyo Anime Fair sponsored by the government of Tokyo, Japan in March 2011, as protest to the plan of politicians to prohibit sexual content in toons and comics.
- Chasing glory: Filmmaker tries hand at comics. Jensen, Jeff // Advertising Age;10/19/1998, Vol. 69 Issue 42, p24
This article reports on the decision by U.S. filmmaker Kevin Smith to write comic books. Smith is being hailed as a superhero for helping to reverse the comics industry's recent slide. Marvel Comics in September 1998 relaunched its struggling Daredevil comic book with Smith as the writer. The...
- Judge: Superboy Flies for DC Comics. // Variety;4/23/2013, Vol. 319 Issue 5, p12
The article reports that U.S. District Judge Otis Wright has ruled that comic book publisher DC Comics holds the copyright to the character Superboy and the 1938 advertisements that were the first appearances of the character Superman.
- FREDRIC WERTHAM. Bors, Matt // Phi Kappa Phi Forum;Summer2004, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p15
Highlights the role of Fredric Wertham in the implementation of the Comics Code in the U.S. in 1954. Background on Wertham; Factors that led publishers to adopt a comics code; Impact of his book "Seduction of the Innocent" on the comic book industry.
- border skirmishes: COMICS TARGETED FOR CENSORSHIP. Brownstein, Charles // ForeWord Reviews;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p13
The article focuses on the efforts of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) to stand up for the rights of the comics and comic book readers. It says that CBLDF hopes to stop the prosecution of innocent comic readers such the computer programmer who went to Canada and Christopher Handley....
- AAP, ABA Hail Hill's Rejection Of Media Violence Bill. Reid, Calvin // Publishers Weekly;6/21/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 25, p11
Reports the defeat of the amendment introduced by United States Representative Henry Hyde on mass media violence. Organizations which lobbied against the Hyde amendment; Implications of the bill on the publishing industry; Comments from Chris Finan, director of the American Booksellers...
- CURRENT COMMENT. // America;11/17/1951, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p169
The article offers U.S. news briefs in 1951. The Cleveland Committee on Evaluation of Comic Books have scanned and rated all the output of the book since 1948. The proposal for a modified "Missouri plan" judiciary was defeated by the citizenry of New Mexico despite the approbation of the State...