History Bowdlerise / ComicBooks

18th Aug '17 5:17:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' "manga" avoid blood and death. The books themselves are [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence exceedingly]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath violent]]. They contain cats being disembowled, cats mawled by dogs, cats having their throats slit, [[DeathOfAChild kits drowning]], [[ChildSoldiers three moon old kits being killed in battle]], etc. In one scene in the books [[spoiler:Scrouge injures Tigerstar so badly that he bleeds out from bloodless and he looses ''all nine'' of his lives at once from the graveness of the injuries]]. The manga depiction? Barely any blood at all.

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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' "manga" avoid blood and death. The books themselves are [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence exceedingly]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath violent]]. They contain cats being disembowled, cats mawled by dogs, cats having their throats slit, [[DeathOfAChild kits drowning]], [[ChildSoldiers three moon old kits being killed in battle]], etc. In one scene in the books [[spoiler:Scrouge [[spoiler:Scourge injures Tigerstar so badly that he bleeds out from bloodless bloodloss and he looses ''all nine'' of his lives at once from the graveness of the injuries]]. The manga depiction? Barely any blood at all. [=TokyoPOP=] has enforced this, such as making one of the artist's censor a dead rabbit because they thought it was too unnerving for kids.
18th Aug '17 5:14:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' "manga" avoid blood and death. The books themselves are [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence exceedingly]] [[FamilyFriendlyDeath violent]]. They contain cats being disembowled, cats mawled by dogs, cats having their throats slit, [[DeathOfAChild kits drowning]], [[ChildSoldiers three moon old kits being killed in battle]], etc. In one scene in the books [[spoiler:Scrouge injures Tigerstar so badly that he bleeds out from bloodless and he looses ''all nine'' of his lives at once from the graveness of the injuries]]. The manga depiction? Barely any blood at all.

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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' "manga" avoid blood and death. The books themselves are [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence exceedingly]] [[FamilyFriendlyDeath [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath violent]]. They contain cats being disembowled, cats mawled by dogs, cats having their throats slit, [[DeathOfAChild kits drowning]], [[ChildSoldiers three moon old kits being killed in battle]], etc. In one scene in the books [[spoiler:Scrouge injures Tigerstar so badly that he bleeds out from bloodless and he looses ''all nine'' of his lives at once from the graveness of the injuries]]. The manga depiction? Barely any blood at all.
18th Aug '17 5:14:12 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has censored reprints for being too violent, sexual, or too [[ValuesDissonance outdated]]. For example, one issue of ''Betty and Veronica'' had the girls say that perfume "turned them on". The reprints replace the line with them saying it "drives [me] crazy".

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has censored reprints for being too violent, sexual, or too [[ValuesDissonance outdated]]. For example, one issue of ''Betty and Veronica'' had the girls say that perfume "turned them "turns [me] on". The reprints replace the line with them saying it "drives [me] crazy".
18th Aug '17 5:12:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* When ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' ran a few chapters of ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' (which is itself a highly nonsensical decision), they gave it a nice heavy scrubbing. A couple of scenes were entirely removed, and all references to beer were changed to soda. Since this meant that Phoney Bone's OhCrap reaction when he realizes how royally he's screwed the pooch by threatening the musclebound bar owner over an economic misunderstanding had to be changed, too, they chose to give him some random-ass comment about being lactose intolerant, which doesn't make sense no matter how you butter it.
** What makes this silly is that Disney itself never used to be averse to depicting the consumption of beer (or similar beverages) in its cartoons.

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* When ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' ran a few chapters of ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' (which is itself a highly nonsensical decision), they gave it a nice heavy scrubbing. A couple of scenes were entirely removed, and all references to beer were changed to soda. Since this meant that Phoney Bone's OhCrap reaction when he realizes how royally he's screwed the pooch by threatening the musclebound bar owner over an economic misunderstanding had to be changed, too, they chose to give him some random-ass comment about being lactose intolerant, which doesn't make sense no matter how you butter it.
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it. What makes this silly is that Disney itself never used to be averse to depicting the consumption of beer (or similar beverages) in its cartoons.



* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has censored reprints for being too violent, sexual, or too [[ValuesDissonance uncomfortable]]. For example, one issue of ''Betty and Veronica'' had the girls say that perfume "turned them on". The reprints replace the line with them saying it "drives them crazy".

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has censored reprints for being too violent, sexual, or too [[ValuesDissonance uncomfortable]].outdated]]. For example, one issue of ''Betty and Veronica'' had the girls say that perfume "turned them on". The reprints replace the line with them saying it "drives them [me] crazy".
18th Aug '17 5:11:27 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' "manga" avoid blood and death. The books themselves are [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence exceedingly]] [[FamilyFriendlyDeath violent]]. They contain cats being disembowled, cats mawled by dogs, cats having their throats slit, [[DeathOfAChild kits drowning]], [[ChildSoldiers three moon old kits being killed in battle]], etc. In one scene in the books [[spoiler:Scrouge injures Tigerstar so badly that he bleeds out from bloodless and he looses ''all nine'' of his lives at once from the graveness of the injuries]]. The manga depiction? Barely any blood at all.
2nd Mar '17 10:39:07 PM Pinokio
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Elektra}}'' Vol. 2 #3, Elektra is nude, censored by shadows and word balloons. Another printing redrew her wearing underwear.


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* In ''[[Comicbook/EarthX Universe X: Spidey]]'' #1, a slanderous message against Bob Harras was hidden on the book spines of a bookshelf in one panel. Subsequent printings made the wording illegible.
15th Jan '17 8:48:18 AM looneynightmare
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* In''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' #16 in which he teams X-Force to stop Juggernaut's rampage, ''Creator/ToddMcFarlane'''s original artwork when Shatterstar stabs Juggernaut in the eye with his sword was much more graphic, we actually see the sword piece his eye and he pulls it out with blood dripping from the wound, the editors forced him to change it so we don't see the action, in the final printed version we see the sword heading towards his eye and a panel of blood splashing against a wall.
22nd Oct '16 4:07:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Here you find the original [[http://www.wilhelm-busch-seiten.de/werke/bilderbogen/alpha.html "Naturgeschichtliches Alphabet"]] of Wilhelm Busch, one of Germans very famous cartoonists. Look at item "Z" where you find your standard crooked-nosed Jew (Busch was your run-of-the-mill antisemite, to his only defense, he lived long before the [[AdolfHitler other guy]]) and an rhymed assertion that Jews like onions (and zebras you find somewhere, somewhere not). Oy gevalt! James Krüss (reknowned German children book author) in a reprint changed the "Juden/jews" into "nicht jedes/not anybody's", ruining the metrum on the fly. [[note]] Unfortunately research did not yield whether the drawing was in that book. If yes, the example would only get more egregious. [[/note]]

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* Here you find the original [[http://www.wilhelm-busch-seiten.de/werke/bilderbogen/alpha.html "Naturgeschichtliches Alphabet"]] of Wilhelm Busch, one of Germans very famous cartoonists. Look at item "Z" where you find your standard crooked-nosed Jew (Busch was your run-of-the-mill antisemite, to his only defense, he lived long before the [[AdolfHitler [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler other guy]]) and an rhymed assertion that Jews like onions (and zebras you find somewhere, somewhere not). Oy gevalt! James Krüss (reknowned German children book author) in a reprint changed the "Juden/jews" into "nicht jedes/not anybody's", ruining the metrum on the fly. [[note]] Unfortunately research did not yield whether the drawing was in that book. If yes, the example would only get more egregious. [[/note]]
27th Aug '16 3:30:37 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': Inverted and downplayed -- while Escobar's comics were mostly curse word-free, characters were prone to dropping the [[GoshDangItToHeck occasional mild curse]] in the Ramis-Cera age.
6th May '16 12:11:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has censored reprints for being too violent, sexual, or too [[ValuesDissonance uncomfortable]]. For example, one issue of ''Betty and Veronica'' had the girls say that perfume "turned them on". The reprints replace the line with them saying it "drives them crazy".
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