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Comic book containing nudity sold to 10-year-old
Here’s a local story here in Utah. A mom bought a package of comic books for Easter at a local dollar store. The recipient was her 10-year-old son who got an eye full when the first two pages contained “naked ladies” in The Spectre.
Linda Hurst bought the comics to put in an Easter basket. She didn’t feel comfortable being on camera but said, “It really embarrassed me because I’d given it to a 10 year old boy.” She bought the comics from a Dollar Tree. Everything made her believe it was meant for children. She says they were placed in the kids isle of the store, the wrapping seemed “G” rated, and the back of the wrapper says, “All comic books inserted in the “Superhero Comic Book Spectacular” are family friendly and will bring hours of enjoyable reading.”
ABC4 news notes that the packaged comics were “a random selection of out of print comic books.”
Although cliche, the “you can’t judge a book by its cover” applies to comic books too.