Originally published on Friday, September 27, 2013
Did you know that superhero comics were illegal in Canada? In 1949, MP Davie Fulton spearheaded a campaign to outlaw any comic, “magazine, periodical or book” that depicted crimes. The law has still not been taken out of the Criminal Code which means that in 2013 Batman is still technically illegal.
163(7) Definition of “crime comic”
(7) In this section, “crime comic” means a magazine, periodical or
book that exclusively or substantially comprises matter depicting
(a) the commission of crimes, real or fictitious; or
(b) events connected with the commission of crimes, real or
fictitious, whether occurring before or after the commission of the