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    Default Cover Contest 4/20 to 4/27 - Hey, That Ain't Code Approved

    After winning the last cover contest with an "injury to the eye motif" cover, the ghost of Fredric Wertham appeared to me and inspired the next contest. I want only covers that violate specific 1954 Comics Code Authority rules, listed below. To make a game of it list the rule being violated and try not to repeat rules.

    Pick ONE rule to list, even though many covers are going to violate several. It might be a fun challenge to try to do them in order. The example cover here doesn't count as a "taken" rule. Oh, and rules have changed and things slip through, so even if it has a CC sticker on it it might still be a valid entry. Be creative.

    Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for the criminal, to promote distrust of the forces of law and justice, or to inspire others with a desire to imitate criminals.

    If crime is depicted it shall be as a sordid and unpleasant activity.

    Policemen, judges, government officials, and respected institutions shall never be presented in such a way as to create disrespect for established authority.

    Criminals shall not be presented so as to be rendered glamorous or to occupy a position which creates a desire for emulation.

    In every instance good shall triumph over evil and the criminal punished for his misdeeds.

    Scenes of excessive violence shall be prohibited. Scenes of brutal torture, excessive and unnecessary knife and gunplay, physical agony, gory and gruesome crime shall be eliminated.

    No comic magazine shall use the words "horror" or "terror" in its title.

    All scenes of horror, excessive bloodshed, gory or gruesome crimes, depravity, lust, sadism, masochism shall not be permitted.

    All lurid, unsavory, gruesome illustrations shall be eliminated.

    Inclusion of stories dealing with evil shall be used or shall be published only where the intent is to illustrate a moral issue and in no case shall evil be presented alluringly, nor so as to injure the sensibilities of the reader.

    Scenes dealing with, or instruments associated with walking dead, torture, vampires and vampirism, ghouls, cannibalism, and werewolfism are prohibited.

    Profanity, obscenity, smut, vulgarity, or words or symbols which have acquired undesirable meanings are forbidden.

    Nudity in any form is prohibited, as is indecent or undue exposure.

    Suggestive and salacious illustration or suggestive posture is unacceptable.

    Females shall be drawn realistically without exaggeration of any physical qualities.

    Illicit sex relations are neither to be hinted at nor portrayed. Rape scenes as well as sexual abnormalities are unacceptable.

    Seduction and rape shall never be shown or suggested.

    Sex perversion or any inference to same is strictly forbidden.

    Nudity with meretricious purpose and salacious postures shall not be permitted in the advertising of any product; clothed figures shall never be presented in such a way as to be offensive or contrary to good taste or morals.




    Violates "Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for the criminal, to promote distrust of the forces of law and justice, or to inspire others with a desire to imitate criminals." C'mon, you're rooting for the sisters here, not the cops.


    In addition, here are our regular rules.

    Cover Contest Weekly Posted Rules:
    - Post one (and only one) cover that fits the theme of this week's contest.
    - Cover must be from a published comic book or collected volume.
    - Covers must be posted before voting begins.
    - Voting begins 12 AM Tuesday and runs until 12 AM Wednesday PST.
    - Vote by posting the name in bold of the poster whose cover best fits the theme or that you simply like the most.
    - The winner of the contest is the entrant with the most votes after the voting period.
    - It's okay to discuss the covers but if you think someone's entry doesn't fit the theme or violates the rules, you don't need to argue it in the thread, simply don't vote for it.
    - Most importantly please remember that we're here to have fun. Enjoy!
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    If enough people submit, some duplication of Code-breaking may occur. I hope that's alright. Still, interesting challenge.
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    Females shall be drawn realistically without exaggeration of any physical qualities.

    That could be just about every cover for featuring a female these days. Or anything by Rob Lifield

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    Nudity in any form is prohibited, as is indecent or undue exposure.

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    Yikes....maybe we need to consider putting NSFW links here if we get anything more like the above.

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    Scenes of excessive violence shall be prohibited. Scenes of brutal torture, excessive and unnecessary knife and gunplay, physical agony, gory and gruesome crime shall be eliminated.




    Hopefully this time the image stays up.
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    This one is hard, do i go with horror and gore, or sex. hmmmm?

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    All scenes of horror, excessive bloodshed, gory or gruesome crimes, depravity, lust, sadism, masochism shall not be permitted.
    Quote Originally Posted by The General, JLA #38
    'Why?' Just to see the disappointment on your corn-fed, gee-whiz face, Superman. And because a great dark voice on the edge of nothing spoke to me and said you all had to die. There is no 'Why?'

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    No comic magazine shall use the words "horror" or "terror" in its title.

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    Illicit sex relations are neither to be hinted at nor portrayed. Rape scenes as well as sexual abnormalities are unacceptable.


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    Suggestive and salacious illustration or suggestive posture is unacceptable...

    Only one of us is posting this cover this week...



    And it won't be me!!!
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    Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for the criminal, to promote distrust of the forces of law and justice, or to inspire others with a desire to imitate criminals.


    Last edited by Kirby101; 04-20-2016 at 12:32 PM.

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    Default Policemen, judges, government officials, and respected institutions shall never be presented in such a way as to create

    disrespect for established authority.

    All of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edhopper View Post
    Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for the criminal, to promote distrust of the forces of law and justice, or to inspire others with a desire to imitate criminals.

    Criminals shall not be presented so as to be rendered glamorous or to occupy a position which creates a desire for emulation.

    Scenes of excessive violence shall be prohibited. Scenes of brutal torture, excessive and unnecessary knife and gunplay, physical agony, gory and gruesome crime shall be eliminated.

    Nudity in any form is prohibited, as is indecent or undue exposure.

    Suggestive and salacious illustration or suggestive posture is unacceptable.

    Awesome pick.

    I know many covers violate several rules, but try to pick one rule to encourage other people to choose different and more varied rules. I'd like to see each rule get at least one cover.

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    *Nevermind*
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