Author Archives: Jeffrey Trexler

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Taking Back the Kirby Case

Could it be that the Marvel v. Kirby case has exposed fundamental problems not merely with how Marvel treated Kirby, but with the law itself? The answer to this question could determine whether the Kirby family has any chance of having the appellate court ruling reversed. Continue reading

 
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How Censorship Won: The Final Victory of the Comics Code

Just a few months after the Comics Code met its less than grisly fate, the U.S. Supreme Court cited the anti-comics crusade of the 1950s as an example of misguided censorship. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Code in the Phantom Zone

What is in the archives? Has the CMAA actually dissolved? Continue reading

 
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The Comics Code Revisited, Part 1

A look at the legalities surrounding the end of the Comics Magazine Association of America. Continue reading