THR is reporting that Banned Books Week, an annual event that has run each year since 1982, will focus on comic books! Banned Books Week takes place between September 21 and September 27 this year, and will feature events in locations around the country. The focus on comics was announced by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Folks, this is great news! The Outhouse has been compiling a list of comic books we want banned for some times, and now it looks like we're finally going to get the opportunity to get it done! Here's some of the books we're hoping the good folks on the Banned Books Week committee will consider banning:
Everything in the New 52 - yeah, we know there's a few good ones in here, but they're just collateral damage. It's important that we stop DC before they're able to create another industry-destroying 3Dnado with their September 3D variants. This may be our best shot.
Any book starring or featuring Wolverine - He'll be temporarily dying in September anyway, it seems like the perfect time to kick him while he's down.
Anything drawn by Rob Liefeld - we're not even sure he's drawing any books currently, but just in case, let's take him out of the mix while we have the opportunity.
Avengers World - Jonathan Hickman needs to be taken down a peg, and while he's too powerful to go after directly, we'll take out his buddy Nick Spencer just to send him a message. We're watching you, Hickman!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - We actually have no problem with this book, but think of the outrage if it got canceled, and the subsequent influx of unique hits from our articles complaining about it!
Mind MGMT and the Sixth Gun - These books continue to make all other comics look bad. Banning them is really the only fair thing to do.
Bleeding Cool Magazine - It's not really a comic, but it's close enough, and it would be a major blow to one of our competi...
What's that? Oh, seriously? Oh. Well yeah, okay, that makes more sense.
Folks, I've been informed that Banned Books Week is not actually a week for banning books. It's actually meant to fight censorship. Here's a statement from CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein:
It’s shocking that books are still banned and challenged. Comics are especially vulnerable to those challenges. With this year’s Banned Books Week focus, we welcome the opportunity to engage the public in a vital dialogue about intellectual freedom and the powerful role comics serve.
Whoops! Looks like we've got some egg on our faces! Sorry about that!
Banned Books Week is by sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Library Association and National Coalition Against Censorship, and others. You can find out more at the event's official website.
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