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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Handbook Exposes Banned Comics And Busts Some Myths

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Graphic novels and comics are the focus of this year's Banned Books Week, which starts up September 21, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is getting a head start on the festivities with its new handbook for the occasion, which features a cover by Bone writer/artist Jeff Smith.

The CBLDF's Banned Books Week Handbook not only offers up a list of a few comics that have been banned in US schools and libraries -- including Bone, Fun Home, Watchmen, Sandman, Blankets, and Persepolis -- and the reasons why, but also debunks some of myths surrounding banned books.

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Link Ink: First Look At New Movie Shredder, South Carolina’s Comic Punishment And Wolverine Vs. Bullying

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Comics Pride: 50 Comics and Characters That Resonate with LGBT Readers

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We are not the mainstream.

That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. We are not the audience. We are not the market. We are not the

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Link Ink: Wonder Woman Mixes it Up, Paper Gundam and Battle Babies

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Mixing: KitchenAid is offering a classic-style (non "New 52") Wonder Woman stand mixer in Brazil.

Musicals: A musical based on Alison Bechdel's autobiographical Fun Home graphic novel is currently in development by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori.

Fundraisers: The Daily Cartoonist is currently runn

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Celebrate Freedom: Read a Banned Comic

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This week is Banned Books Week, when we celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are free to say, write and read what we choose -- and the importance of being vigilant against those who would try to erode those rights and make those choices for us.

Of course, traditional books aren't the only reading material that get

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MoCCA 2007 Offers Singular Reading Experiences

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Day one of the sixth annual Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art festival (MoCCA) in NYC was great fun, with a significantly increased amount of exhibitor space than I recall from past years -- including a swank "skylight" room on the 7th floor of the Puck building

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Stranger in a Strange Land

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Props go to John (and Robert A. Heinlein) for lending me the title of this post, for today was my first foray into the world of Indie comics as I traversed through MoCCA 2007. As a relative newcomer to comics, my experience thus far has kept me in the

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Webcomics Get Serious(ly Good)

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Somehow I've been slowly turning into a webcomic junkie. It started innocently enough with the lovable video game dorks featured in Penny Arcade--no doubt some of you are a part of the site's 4 million monthly readers. It was a nice little five-minute hobby, logging onto the

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