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DC Comics abandons comic code

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As of January 2011, DC Comics titles will no longer carry the Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval. In 2011, DC Comics will employ a rating system consistent with that of the rest of the industry, as well as with our digital releases, which already utilize a rating system. As for our Vertigo comic books, they will not utilize the rating system, because they will continue to be labeled as “For Mature Readers”.

Beginning with our April 2011 titles, all DC comic book covers will utilize the following rating system:

E – EVERYONE

Appropriate for readers of all ages. May contain cartoon violence and/or some comic mischief.

T – TEEN

Appropriate for readers age 12 and older. May contain mild violence, language and/or suggestive themes.

T+ - TEEN PLUS

Appropriate for readers age 16 and older. May contain moderate violence, mild profanity, graphic imagery and/or suggestive themes.

M – MATURE

Appropriate for readers age 18 and older. May contain intense violence, extensive profanity, nudity, sexual themes and other content suitable only for older readers.

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How in any way does the bloodbath that is DC conform to the comic's code?

Totally a good thing though, ratings are helpful to prospective first time buyers.

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That's the thing. They didn't even submit most of their titles, just the all-ages and the occasional Superman and Batman. Really, this is something that was going to happen anyway.

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And Marvel announces that they're dropping it too in three... two...

Marvel dropped the Code for their own rating system 10 years ago.

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I don't think I've ever even noticed ratings on most DC books, ever.

Johnny DC/Kids and Vertigo being the ones that are obviously for kids/mature audiences, but regular books, I've never seen anything.

How in any way does the bloodbath that is DC conform to the comic's code?

I agree, that issue of Tiny Titans where Conner thinks he is Connor MacLeod from Highlander was pretty damn crazy.

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