2011 Comic Book News Archives

January 20, 2011: DC Comics Drops Comics Code Authority

DC Comics DC Comics announced today that they will no longer carry the Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval on any of their comic book titles. Instead, the publisher will employ their own rating system that will be consistent with other publishers in the comic book industry.

The new rating system will begin with comic books published with an April 2011 cover date.

All DC comic book covers will utilize the following rating system:

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

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

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

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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