It the last stop of Chris and Reggie’s five-part comic book history tour, as seen through the lens of the Comics Code Authority! First, we learn about the fates of our Comics Code triumvirate: Senator Estes Kefauver, Dr. Frederic Wertham, and publisher Bill Gaines. Then we take a quick trip around the world and see how the comics industry has developed in those countries that never imposed the same restrictions on content as America. Now we have come to the conclusion of the CCA, and Chris and Reggie offer their thoughts and opinions on the ramifications of a post-Code world. They look at new public pressures that affect publisher decisions today, and examine some of the sources that drive self-censorship in other entertainment industries today! There’s something to piss of everyone in this second half of episode five, you won’t want to miss it!
Doc is joined by the quietly ubiquitous Professor Ryefleur, who diverts his attention away from RhymesWithGeek.com just long enough to have a fruitful conversation about recent headlines, and even helps review some comics!
We talk Doctor Who, Milo Manara’s “Spider-Woman” #1 variant cover drawing some criticism for being too sexy, Alan Moore’s video game and energy drink, and Frank Miller’s disdain for all screen versions of Batman. THEN we review “The Fade Out” #1 by image comics, “Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland” By IDW, and Dark Horse’s new Tim Seeley joint, “Sundowners #1”. Thanks for tuning in!
PS: Contest drawing moved to next episode when Shepherd returns.
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