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COMIC BOOK ALLIANCE FIGHTS GOVERNMENT THREAT TO SUPERHEROES
The UK comic book industry has bandied together to campaign against proposed new government legislation which would outlaw hit mags.
The controversy surrounds The Coroners and Justice Bill, which aims to prohibit the possession of non-photographic images of children.
It would give police new powers to arrest comic book retailers, publishers and readers.
Fans fear the bill could lead to classic works by the likes of Watchmen writer Alan Moore, Stardust and Sandman scribe Neil Gaiman, Sin City, 300, Batman: The Dark Knight creator Frank Miller, legendary underground comix artist R Crumb, and Japanese manga.
The Comic Book Alliance (CBA) has joined established pressure groups including Backlash and CAAN, to launch an online petition and organise a series of protests against the bill.
They draw parallels with Dr Fredric Wertham's 1954 book Seduction of The Innocent, which accused Batman of having improper relations with Robin, queried Wonder Woman's dubious influence on young girls, and condemned explicit horror titles such as Tales From The Crypt as unfit for public consumption.
The ensuing McCarthy-style trials led to the setting-up of the Comics Code Authority (CCA), which almost succeeded where The Joker, Lex Luthor and Red Skull had failed - by causing the destruction of superhero-kind.
The petition can be found at: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Protect-Comics/
Shin seiki evangelion [TV-Series 1995-1996]
aka Neon Genesis Evangelion
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