DC Leaves the CCA

Today DC have announced that they will no longer use the Comics Code Authority.

Press Release:

FROM THE CO-PUBLISHERS…

by Jim Lee

As of January 2011, DC Comics titles will no longer carry the Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval. In 2011, DC Comics will employ a rating system consistent with that of the rest of the industry, as well as with our digital releases, which already utilize a rating system. As for our Vertigocomic books, they will not utilize the rating system, because they will continue to be labeled as “For Mature Readers”.

Beginning with our April 2011 titles, all DC comic book covers will utilize the following rating system:

E – EVERYONE

Appropriate for readers of all ages. May contain cartoon violence and/or some comic mischief.

T – TEEN

Appropriate for readers age 12 and older. May contain mild violence, language and/or suggestive themes.

T+ – TEEN PLUS

Appropriate for readers age 16 and older. May contain moderate violence, mild profanity, graphic imagery and/or suggestive themes.

M – MATURE

Appropriate for readers age 18 and older. May contain intense violence, extensive profanity, nudity, sexual themes and other content suitable only for older readers.

Jim and Dan

This now means that Archie Comics and Bongo Comics are the only two left submitting comics to the CCA.

Marvel left the CCA in 2001, and who can blame them! if you actually read the rules some of them are silly and overly prohibited. One of the original rules that was scraped in the 70’s is

Scenes dealing with, or instruments associated with walking dead, torture, vampires and vampirism, ghouls, cannibalism, and werewolfism are prohibited

That rule would pretty much stops the production of about 50% of all comics produced today.

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Source: DC Source Blog

GS Reporter: Matt

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