Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Censorship, Comics, & Porn

Just read this today at the Telegraph UK after reading an article about a quiet invasion of immortal jellyfish: two pieces of law in the UK working to limit certain types of porn could potentially make a host of comics illegal. Basically, and on the surface rightly, one law seeks to ban print-material that depicts sexual violence. Sounds good, yet one critic aptly criticizes: "A kick in the balls or a--- would constitute this, and a kick in the balls is a well trodden part of humour." So the Punisher and Batman are probably right out, and the Preacher is definitely in trouble. Read more here:

"Take that squirrelly legislation! Here's a little love from Planetary!"