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Sonic Comics no longer using the CCA seal of approval

January 25, 2011

A seal that was used on comic books in the early 1950 is getting the boot from yet another comic book publisher, this time, it’s the ones who publish the Sonic the Hedgehog comic books:

Next month, Archie Comics will no longer carry the Comics Code Authority seal of approval.

“We’re officially dropping it with books on sale in February,” Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito told Newsarama Friday afternoon.

The Archie news comes after DC Comics announced yesterday that it would be replacing the Comics Code approval with its own rating system.

The Comics Code Authority was established in 1954 in response to a public outcry over violence in comics, including Congressional hearings about the bad influence the industry had on American kids. After the creation of the CCA “seal,” major outlets wouldn’t carry a comic unless it had the Code on the front.

Source: Newsarama via Sonic Stadium

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2011 7:35 pm

    its good right?

  2. Max Cady 128 permalink
    January 31, 2011 1:13 am

    In a way, yes.

    The whole point of the seal was to moderate violence and language in comics books.

    But that was in the 1950s, nowadays, comic book companies now have their own ratings systems, thus making this type of enterprise entirely redundant.

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