Friday, May 11, 2007

The Comics Code Blinked


Okay, cut me some slack. I've just started on heavy meds. Still, I found it hilarious that the Comics Code, way back in 1985, would let this rather obvious (and lame) erectile dysfunction joke get through in one of Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming's AMBUSH BUG stories in ACTION COMICS! I doublechecked the front of the comic, though and it is most definitely Code-approved. Sigh.

1 comment:

Emilio Pacheco said...

Once I bought a comic book, I think it was Iron Man, which did not bear the comics code stamp. It was an American issue. There was no mention of it anywhere, it just substituted Captain America's face within that familiar frame. The story began shortly before a black mass was about to happen. They didn't show it, though: the scene was "cut" when one of the villains said: "I cannot promise to be gentle, now." I should have kept that magazine, you never know when a Marvel comic without the comics code stamp might be in demand.