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Palin’s Censorship Scandal Inspires Ghoulish Tales


There’s a reason they’re called the funny books!

Mainstay comic Tales From The Crypt gets political this week by putting Republican running mate Sarah Palin on the cover. In case you can’t read the fine print, the Alaska Governor’s swinging a hockey club at the witches and shrieking, “Didn’t we get rid of you guys in the 50s?” That’s a reference to Congress’ attempts to censor comic books, especially Tales, back in the 1950s.

Tales‘ editorial team says they chose this cover specifically for Palin’s attempts to ban books from her local library in Wasilla, Alaska. Some of the books were of the gay variety.

From NYDN:

The cover is a jab at Palin’s reported brush with banning books at the Wasilla public library during her time as mayor of the town, says Jim Salicrup, editor-in-chief of Papercutz, the publisher of the comic.

“Anything that touches on banning books and censorship we’re very sensitive about at ‘Tales of the Crypt,’” said Salicrup. “When there were reports that Gov. Palin – back when she was mayor of Wasilla – looked into banning books at the library, that’s what caught our attention. We felt we had to say something.”

Some are dismissing the Palin cover as nothing more than a gimmick meant to sell issues, which is no doubt true, but – c’mon! Who doesn’t want that?!

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 21, 2008
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  • 4 Comments
    • MEN-SOR
      MEN-SOR

      Palin had every right to remove books deemed unsuitable for a public library. Impressionable young kids can easily access gay-themed books and parents obviously don’t want their children reading those, even if it is just for a giggle.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 8:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fia
      Fia

      Gosh, that “golf club” seems like it’d be more welcome at a hockey arena than a golf course…

      Oct 21, 2008 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • neverstop518
      neverstop518

      Which film is about the greater golf player?My boss asked me to find a film which is about the legend of the greater golf player. He said the man is Tiger’s idol. I have tried to buy it in http://www.golforderline.com, but failed.

      Oct 21, 2008 at 9:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      Men-Sor is a religious homophobe! Really, Heather has two Mommies is that “unsuitable”?

      I think that Graphic Novels (the only growing area of publishing besides African-American pulp) are the last bastion of progressive ideas.

      Please, let’s not blame Sarah for Angry McCain’s loss as she will be damaged goods come 2012 and we want to beat her again!

      Oct 22, 2008 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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