Written by Jude Terror
on Friday, April 25 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
The Eisner Award Winning site just posted a comic book preview with a graphic, uncensored rape scene featuring full frontal nudity. Um... NSFW?
Ol' Jude Terror was minding his own business, checking the ol' Twitter feed this morning, when this gem popped up in my feed:
Sure enough, in the preview for Game of Thrones #20, you'll find this:
Just to be clear, this is a preview not even Bleeding Cool would run uncensored or without warning:
I mean, yeah, it's Game of Thrones, and if recent events are any indication, Game of Thrones is all about rape, we guess. But is that something Dynamite thinks belongs in the previews, which get blasted out to every comic book site and probably just thrown up without anyone looking at it, without any kind of warning? Does Eisner Winning biggest comic book site in the world CBR not think they should at least glance at the images they're posting? Maybe put a NSFW warning on there?
Be sure to vote for CBR in this year's Eisner Awards! Take that, Comics Journal!
UPDATE: As the Twitter shitstorm kicked into high gear, CBR quickly took down the images, proving that they do care about offending their readers. Just not enough to proofread before publishing.
UPDATE X 2: And now Dynamite has just sent out a mass email apologizing about the preview pages and asking site to remove them. Kudos to them for actually admitting they messed up and taking action. Since they asked us to remove the page, I took down the screenshot of the barbarian penis.
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About the Author - Jude Terror
Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.
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