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Richard S.

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Censored MACH1 art from prog 4
« on: 08 November, 2021, 07:07:30 AM »
The latest #COMPAL auction features lots of lovely comic-y items including a censored page from prog 4.

Details here

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/11/censored-mach1-art-from-prog-4-up-for.html

Note also that the strip is, at that stage, entitled 'A man called Probe' not MACH1.
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Re: Censored MACH1 art from prog 4
« Reply #1 on: 10 November, 2021, 09:58:25 PM »
That's cool; sometimes it's hard to believe how political and violent kids' comics used to be.  I'd also forgotten how blatant an inspiration The Six Million Dollar Man was; MACH1 was the image of Lee Majors.
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Re: Censored MACH1 art from prog 4
« Reply #2 on: 12 November, 2021, 06:35:50 AM »
yes, it's as shameless as rip-off as you could get really - loved it as strip
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Re: Censored MACH1 art from prog 4
« Reply #3 on: 12 November, 2021, 08:18:45 AM »
Are there any details about it being censored?

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Re: Censored MACH1 art from prog 4
« Reply #4 on: 12 November, 2021, 02:41:43 PM »
Why was this piece of art censored? It doesn't seem that extreme to me.

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Re: Censored MACH1 art from prog 4
« Reply #5 on: 12 November, 2021, 02:47:37 PM »
That's what I'm wondering, I can see a few changes from the early rough to the final printed version but not of censorship...

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Re: Censored MACH1 art from prog 4
« Reply #6 on: 12 November, 2021, 10:37:45 PM »
I suppose they've made an editorial decision to remove the depiction of Fidel Castro and replace it with a Generic Bond Villain. You *could* call that censorship - but along the same lines as replacing all the Russians with Volgans in early Invasion!

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Re: Censored MACH1 art from prog 4
« Reply #7 on: 23 November, 2021, 07:07:01 AM »
I defined it as censorship because the art that was submitted was not the art that was used - it was 'toned down' to make it less controversial
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