A Public Service Announcement! ;)

A Public Service Announcement! ;)

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Beat Calls DC's New Rating System Video Game-Like

DC will no longer use the comics code authority to rate its books as kid-safe, dropping the code in favor of a "multi-layer ratings system."

The system assigns either an E, a T, a T+, or an M to titles to indicate if they are for everyone, teens, teens and whatever "+" means, and mature.

I'm intrigued by the streamlining. Making ratings more consistent across media was part of the reason for the change.

Multimodality, censorship, and ratings just got more interesting.

How long before we see a complaint from a parent or teacher that a trade paperback with comics rated "M" was found in the "T" equivalent of the school library's stacks?

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