Wal-Mart Drops Comic ‘Racist’ Comic

Van Jensen

Van Jensen is a former crime reporter turned comic book writer. In addition to ComicMix, he contributes to Publishers Weekly and Comic Book Resources. He lives in Atlanta, and his blog can be found at graphicfiction.wordpress.com.

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3 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    Tha Wikipedia quote calls to mind a popular misconception – that Celopatra was black. In fact, there's a good chance she was a redhead, since the Ptolemys were originally of Greek extraction, and, according to sources i've encountered, not uncomonly redhaired or blonde.As to WalMart pulling it – wayway back, when Joan Jett put out her album, Album (1983), it was common practise to re-sequence the songs, or add extra songs to cassette versions of albums, in order to make the two sides approximately the same length.The cassette version of Album, with no mention of it anywhere on the packaging, had an uncensored version of "Star Star", under its proper title, "Starf**cker", and Joan took an obvious urchin-like glee in clearly and loudly enunciating the multiple repeats of the title in the choruses. Well, from what i read, a lot of mommies bought that cassette for the teenage daughters.I think WalMart, as a result, still refuses to carry Joan Jett albums.

  2. Sergio Lopez says:

    What I found hilarious was that this comic is apparently so obcure (I own around 150 issues of it) that the Associated Press article that reported this took the one cover image they had from Wikipedia.

    • John Tebbel says:

      It's changing, slowly, but there's nothing so obscure to the mainstream media than comic books. A tax on "holy" headlines in re comic books could have funded a really cool space station by now.