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

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

 

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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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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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ICv2 – Another ‘Wolverine’ Movie – Anyone really surprised?

CBR – Apple Blocks “Sex Criminals” #2 on comiXology iOS App – Interesting.

Bleeding Cool – Joshua Hale Fialkov Adapting The Bunker For Lionsgate TV – Probably the best digital series out there right now.

The Mary Sue – Warner Bros. Is Creating A TV Show For DC Comics’ Hourman, Because That’s An Awesome, Well-Known Superhero – Much like Marvel, you just have to hope there’s some plan with this.

Bleeding Cool – Larime Taylor Slams Comikaze And Other Shows For Lack Of Disability Awareness – Good! SDCC had issues. So many have issues.

Kotaku – Wrestling Game Or Greatest Super-Hero Game Ever? – This is amazing.

 

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