Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Censorship and Asterix

I recently purchased an Asterix compilation that featured the story "Asterix in Switzerland". Inside there was a gag that featured the Michelin Tire Man and it was a pretty funny joke. Yesterday, I went to Lee's Comics and he had a more recent copy of "Asterix in Switzerland" and I decided to show him the joke. They replaced Bib with a very crude drawing of a viking, not only ruining the joke, but also showing sloppiness by not even trying to emulate the art style of Uderzo. Was Michelin so upset with a free plug? It was a cute joke and in no way offensive or degrading. Oh well. More censorship at large...


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