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Comics and Graphic Novels: Comics Code Authority

Find out what the BPCL has in comics/graphic novels and how to find them!

What is it?

The Comics Code Authority (CCA) began in 1954 to make comics safe for young readers.  It was a self-regulating program by comic book publishers to govern content in comic books.  The stamp for the CCA appears on the cover of comic issues that have been approved by the authority.  It has been largely been phased out.

To read more about the CCA, read this history of the Comics Code from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website.

Contact Information

For more information, contact either:

Nancy Down, Head Librarian
ndown@bgus.edu, 419-372-6054

or

Stefanie Hunker, Digital Resources Librarian
sdennis@bgsu.edu, 419-372-7893