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Amazon Pulls, Then Returns, Yaoi Manga Publisher To Kindle For Mysterious Reasons

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All manga is not pornography. When put like that, it just sounds like common sense, doesn't it? Sadly, it's an argument that one manga publisher had to make when Amazon suspended the entire Kindle output from Digital Manga Publishing, Inc. due to an un

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Newspapers Drop ‘Doonesbury’ Strips Dealing with Transvaginal Sonograms

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Several newspapers around the United State have decided not to publish the popular satirical comic Doonesbury by Gary Trudeau this week because of strips dealing with the transvaginal ultrasounds now mandated for any woman who wishes to have an abortion in the state of Texas, thanks to a bill that was signed into law last year by Texas Governor and former presidential candidate Rick Perry.

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Fantagraphics Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Win ‘Young Romance’ and ‘Celluloid’ [Contest]

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As part of our Valentine's Day Giveaway, two lucky ComicsAlliance readers can win a pair of romantic titles from well-respected comic book publisher Fantagraphics: Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics and Celluloid. Young Romance is a collection of c

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Link Ink: Daniel Clowes Covers The New Yorker, Sleeved Superhero Blankets and Sci-Fi Eateries

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Art: Daniel Clowes comments on the changing shape of book stores on a new cover for The New Yorker.

Eats: Blastr has a list of sci-fi restaurants currently in operation. Sadly, none of them are in my neighborhood -- but the

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‘Liberty’ Trading Cards by Comics Creators Raise Funds For The CBLDF

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There are a number of outlets to support the comic book community's first line of defense against censorship, but at $3.50 a pack, Cryptozoic Entertainment's Liberty trading cards might be one of the easiest ways to raise money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Arriving in stores this Tuesday, September 13, each pack of five cards (and one nine-card chase set) dra

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Link Ink: ‘Arkham City’ Batarang Game Controllers, Actors With Their Action Figures and Conan’s Dad Swings Mightily

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Gaming: This fall Power A will release batarang-flavored controllers for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in honor of Batman: Arkham City.

Awesome: Gamma Squad's put together a super fun gallery of actors meeting their action figure selves that you will want to see, pronto.

Manga: In Japan, sometimes

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Why Comics Get Confiscated at the Canadian Border (And How to Protect Yours)

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As reported last week, comics owned by cartoonist Tom Neely and Sparkplug publisher Dylan Williams were confiscated by authorities at the Canadian border as potentially obscene material while they traveled together to the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF). We spoke with Neely and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and combed through Canadian customs documentation to get the details on how this happe

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Indie Comics Seized by Customs Agents at U.S.-Canada Border

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Agents of the Canadian Border Services confiscated last weekend a number of independently produced comic books en route to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Copies of the graphic novella Young Lions by Blaise Larmee and an anthology called Black Eye 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension were seized from artist Tom Neely and small press publisher Dylan Williams at the border in Buffalo, New York, and if Canada's Prohibited Importations Unit deems the material obscene, the comics will be destroyed.Published by Rotland Press as part of a crowd-sourced Kickstarer fundraising project, Black Eye is an

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Spanish Humor Magazine ‘Kidnapped’ by Printer for Anti-Pope Content

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Another day, another religiously persecuted comic. Following last week's outcry over the Islam-inspired superhero cartoon "The 99" and numerous incidents of violence against cartoonists critical of Muslim extremists, a Spanish magazine has been (perhaps unlawfully) shelved by its printer for its unfavorable commen

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Cause and Effect Compressed Into Single Comic Panels

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While some comics can properly utilize a little decompression to convey their respective intended meanings, there's definitely a time and a place for a faster pace. With that in mind, Wizzywig Comics blogger Ed Piskor h

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