The Divided States of Hysteria's cover should never have been printed | Kieran Shiach

Image Comics is only the latest publisher to withdraw tasteless material. All publishers must sharpen their editorial oversight to pre-empt such scandalsA cartoon of a lynched Pakistani man hanging with mutilated genitals and a racial slur on his name tag might seem obviously incendiary, and to put it on the cover of a comic book the epitome of poor decision-making. But Image Comics did just that with the fourth issue of The Divided States of Hysteria, a new comic by industry legend Howard Chaykin – and then undid it a day later.An official apology was quickly released and the cover whisked away from the web. Which leaves the question: who the hell thought it was a good idea? And with so many recent examples of studios having to retract and apologise for their comics, how could such an image have made it all the way to print? Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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