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So what’d folks think of Gotham last night? We talked about it on Graphic Policy Radio, which will be posted tomorrow for folks who missed it.

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CBLDF – 22 Banned and Challenged Comics – 22 Examples of idiocy.

The Beat – The Bendis Board goes bye-bye and so does a slice of comics history – A little bit of history gone.

ICv2 – Bryan Singer to Direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ – It was said he was going to a while ago, but it’s official now.

Kotaku – Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes: The Kotaku Review – Who’s getting this?

 

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CBR – Daredevil #8

Talking Comics – Oddly Normal #1

CBR – Thor: God of Thunder #25

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Marvel, “A Propaganda of a Cult of Violence”

406px-VanguardWhen it comes to censorship, Russia loves their crack downs. Russia’s federal media watchdog is investigating Marvel comics as a “propaganda of violence.” Part of the issue is the comics “denigrating Soviet symbols.” Via The Moscow Times, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media watchdog is investigating the superheroes. All of this stems from a complaint from a distributor called Rospechat who cited “violence and cruelty” in the comics.

Part of this is over Avengers #1 from August 2014, which has Soviet symbols, likely involving the character Vanguard, who is affiliated with the Winter Guard, a group of heroes based in Russia. Vanguard sports a Russian hammer and sickle on his chest.

It’s likely Marvel will receive a warning. If it receives two in a year, they’ll have their license revoked. The publisher Egmont, operating under an agreement with Marvel’s parent company Walt Disney, still intends to release the comics next month, but most likely with the Soviet symbols removed.

 

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are you looking forward to? If you’re undecided, we’ve got our suggestions coming up in a few hours.

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Total Film – Marvel’s Kevin Feige updates on Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thanos, Ant-Man, TV shows and Doctor Strange – There’s some solid info here.

CBLDF – Pakistani Political Cartoonist Mourns Free Expression – Sigh.

Kotaku – Magic: The Gathering Cards Designed By Star Video Game Designers – Very cool.

GamePolitics – Humble Store Generates $1 Million for Charities – Congrats!

 

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CBR – Fatale #23

CBR – The Manhattan Projects #21

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for?

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Spinoff – ‘The Walking Dead’ Has a Plan Through Season 12 – Not like there’s not some material to work off of….

CBLDF – Pensacola Principal Cancels Little Brother Summer Reading Program – Sigh.

Kotaku – They Brought A Batmobile To E3 – Nice!

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It’s new comic day tomorrow! What’s everyone looking forward to?

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CBLDF – Freedom to Read Under Attack in Schools – Sigh. This is why you should support the CBLDF.

 

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CBR – X-O Manowar #25

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are folks excited for? If you’re not sure, you can catch our recommendations tomorrow!

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CBLDF – Bone Named Among 10 Most Banned Books of 2013! – I guess you can say it got boned by censorship.

Spinoff Online – Paul Bettany Confirms Vision Role in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – Remember when sites said he was Ultron?

Joystiq – Motion-controlled rail shooter Blue Estate coming to Xbox One – Will this video game based on a comic be worth it?

The Hollywood Reporter – WGN America Adapting DC Comics’ ‘Scalped’ – The channel is interesting.

Kotaku – Giant Mecha Erected in Tokyo – Want.

 

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ScienceFiction.com – Captain Marvel #2

CBR – Daredevil #1.50

CBR – Nightcrawler #1

SciFiNow – Zero Hour And Other Stories

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The weekend is almost here! I can’t wait to do a lot of geeking myself with some creator signings locally and same gaming too!

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Bleeding Cool – Marvel Announce The Casting Of Patton Oswalt As Agents Of SHIELD’s Agent Eric Koenig – Huh.

ICv2 – Can You Say Ka-Ching? Dept.: ‘The Walking Dead to Get ‘Broadcast Exposure’ – Very nice.

Robot 6 – Kirkman considered killing Rick instead of Shane in ‘The Walking Dead’ – Well that’d be very different.

CBLDF – Barefoot Gen Banned in Japanese City – Sigh.

CBLDF – Indian Cartoonist Receives Death Threats After Criticizing Guru – Double sigh.

 

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Talking Comics – Animal Man #29

CBR – Animal Man #29

Talking Comics – Daredevil #1

Comic Vine – Harley Quinn #4

Talking Comics – Hinterkind Vol. 1: The Waking World

Talking Comics – In The Dark

Comic Vine – Letter 44 #5

Comic Vine – Sex Criminals #5

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire #3

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #19

Comic Vine – Wolverine & the X-Men #2

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #29

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The weekend is here! Who’s seeing Veronica Mars?

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CBR – Fox Denies “Fantastic Four” Rumors – Hrm.

ICv2 – DC Plans ‘Bombshell’ Covers – Yeah, I don’t see this one going over well.

Collider – Bryan Singer Says X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Will Take Place in the 1980s; New DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Images Released – This could be cool….

CBLDF – Iranian Artists Struggle with Self-Censorship – Very interesting.

 

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CBR – Avengers Undercover #1

Talking Comics – Avengers Undercover #1

CBR – Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1

CBR – Captain Marvel #1

Talking Comics – Coffin Hill #6

Talking Comics – Monster & Madman #1

Talking Comics – Secret Avengers #1

BOOM! Studios Welcomes 2014 as CBLDF’s Newest Corporate Member!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has announced that BOOM! Studios has joined the organization as their newest corporate member!

BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie said in a release:

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a vital champion for the rights we as publishers, and our retailer partners depend upon to do business.  We have always believed that their work helps make it possible for the direct market to support the diversity of content we’re able to publish, and we’re pleased to make a meaningful impact in their important worfk with this support.

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein added:

BOOM! Studios has distinguished itself for its commitment to the direct market by publishing one of the fastest rising and diverse publishing lines in comics.  As CBLDF’s latest corporate member, they are taking a leadership position in helping us protect the freedom to read comics.  We’re thrilled to have them aboard.

BOOM! Studios joins industry leaders Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Dark Horse, DC Entertainment, Discount Comic Book Service, Diamond Comic Distributors, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Random House, Valiant, and TFAW.com as Corporate Members supporting the CBLDF’s important work of protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.

Make a contribution to this important organization today!

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow, what’s everyone getting?

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Mashable – How Batkid Conquered the World, by the Numbers – Interesting read.

CBR – “The Flash” Gets Standalone Pilot, No Backdoor In “Arrow” – I wouldn’t have given it a shot on Arrow, but as a standalone show…

CBLDF – Apple Drops All Issues of Sex Criminals – Still deciding how I feel….

 

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CBR – Marvel Knights: X-Men #1

CBR – Rocket Girl #2

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