Graphic Novels: Living Without the Code

February 2011
Book Publishing Report;Feb2011, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports on the impact of Comics Code Authority (CCA) in comic publishing business in the U.S. As stated, the CCA suppresses the industry by prohibiting negative depictions of authority figures, violence and occult figures and added the requirement that good shall triumph over evil in all instance. It notes most publishers have long abandoned the code which was updated and revised several times to reflect evolving public attitudes in favor of their own rating system.


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