Boy Sees Boobs in Comic, Tells Mom, Mom Tells News

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Boy Sees Boobs in Comic, Tells Mom, Mom Tells News

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A ten year old boy in Utah was shocked to find pictures of naked ladies in a comic and so was his mother. So shocked in fact, that she went to the press.

When ten year old Sheldyn Conley opened up his "Superhero Comic Book Spectacular" - a collection of comic books that his mother had purchase for him at a local dollar store - he wasn't expecting to see nudity and graphic violence from the outset.

The young boy was so surprised that he ran to tell his mother, who contacted ABC4, who sent someone to the store to get some answers. Reporter Annie Cutler went to the Dollar Tree store and spoke to the manager, who responded "Uhhh, oh my gosh," and proceeded to pull the comic collections from the shelves.

The comic in question was an issue of The Spectre from its run in the late 80s, a run meant only for adults. It's a pretty big slip-up to put a comic like that in collection described as "family friendly", but if you watch the coverage - which you can by clicking here - it's interesting, and more than a little pleasing, how little people seem to be freaking out about this.

Source: io9

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First, 'here' seems to be a broken link.

Anyway, it just seems stupid that anyone should worry about it in the first place - it's a couple of dots on a piece of paper. Get over it.

Har har har

If I were him I would hae kept it secreted under my bed and had special times :)

That kid is a fool.

This is definately not suitable for children.

She may also be thinking her son is gay:P

Alright, so being 10 he may not care about the tits (cartoons don't do it for me anyway) but what sort of 10-year-old boy turns down ultra violence?!

I bet that kid doesn't have a lot of friends who keep secrets with him.

Uh, seriously? The kid didn't just keep the comic?

Jesus Christ...

The mother is a fool, at least briefly scan the content to be sure what you are buying is actually child-friendly.

Either way, I am glad they haven't sued the store for it.

The kid is a snitch. What ever happened to the 80's kid that finds some sort of pornographic material and instead of running to mom they run to their friends to show how cool the content was and how adult it was?

Davrel:
That kid is a fool.

Agreed. A fool and a pathetic waste of time. His mother is just as bad. You don't complain to the press for that stuff, you just tell the kid "Ok, so?" and get on with your life. He's 10, not 6!

That kid is going to regret that beyond belief later in life.

Well, let's not blame the comic book world here. Blame the stupid retailers, they're the ones who didn't see that it was adult comics.

You have to understand Ogden Utah is right next to Salt Lake City which is the heart of Mormon country. To them that shit is offensive.

The good news out of this is that this kid probably ISN'T one of the thousands online screaming swears and insults at people. Sounds like the store's slip-up for classifying stuff like that as "family friendly" but go to the press first? I would've gone to the store first.

Straying Bullet:
The mother is a fool, at least briefly scan the content to be sure what you are buying is actually child-friendly.

Either way, I am glad they haven't sued the store for it.

Especially given the skeleton with a scythe right on the cover.

Wow... Kind of the opposite to what I would have done at his age, if you had gone forward a year. I don't remember when I started getting into that sort of thing.

Calumon: ...Moving swiftly on!

Well, the comic book was from the 80's. It was intended for a mature audience, and the mother should at least flip through it before buying.

But once again, it's from the 80's. No wonder people aren't making this a big deal, what would be done about it?

My uncle gave me some comics with boobs in them, and where a fat woman exposed her vagina. I was ten, so was suitably disgusted.

When will people ever learn that if something isn't for children and even tells you so on the cover or box, it really means it's not for them?

All this media-driven insanity is starting to grow tiring.

Quite pleased that this hasn't caused a backlash against comic books and all, the news story didn't seem to blame them and just put it down to an unfortunate mix up.

Straying Bullet:

Either way, I am glad they haven't sued the store for it.

They will, just wait.

AboveUp:
When will people ever learn that if something isn't for children and even tells you so on the cover or box, it really means it's not for them?

All this media-driven insanity is starting to grow tiring.

It didn't say on the packaging, it said that it was suitable for all the family.

God he's mom has to be some kind of attention whore? I mean i wouldn't be THAT upset of my kid (if i had one) saw boobs in a magazine?

This is one of these cases where I blame everybody.

(Not to be taken really seriously)

SirBryghtside:
First, 'here' seems to be a broken link.

Anyway, it just seems stupid that anyone should worry about it in the first place - it's a couple of dots on a piece of paper. Get over it.

I can't wait to hear how bullied that kid gets in high school.

"I opened it and I saw naked people and I got mad. And then I gave it to an adult" The kid is 10 and talking like a 4 year old XD Seriously, it is nudity, get over it kid.

AND nobody gives a shit.

Or at least I wish nobody gave a shit. Since when was this news? The agency should have told the mother to file a complaint with the comic book store and stop wasting their time.

Why does she go to the TV instead of to the shop herself?
Silly lady.

Ummmmm.....did the mother even LOOK at the comic before she bought it?

I dont think so.....

This is idiocy at its best.

That kid must have never seen something like that before. I wouldn't be mad, like he was. I would be happy.

o_O

What the hell? Is this really news?
Also, yes... censor the boobies, but show the blood splatter and violence...

Blood and violence, or boobies -I know which I prefer.

That kid is gonna kick himself in about 2 years.

d319tm:

AboveUp:
When will people ever learn that if something isn't for children and even tells you so on the cover or box, it really means it's not for them?

All this media-driven insanity is starting to grow tiring.

It didn't say on the packaging, it said that it was suitable for all the family.

No, the packaging did not. The store did, and even so the cover says enough about the contents as is.

One might say this is a sign of the next step to a totalitarian society, when even kids snitch about bad things, and then their parents take it to the news to spread the word about the EEEEBBBBULLLL.

I am kinda on par with those who said what was up with that kid. I would have seriously kept it under my pillow.
Of course now I want to find that issue for myself.

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