Rio’s Mayor Orders Ban of Marvel Comic Book Featuring Gay Kiss

Mayor Crivella orders inspectors to remove comic book from stands at Rio's International Book Fair.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling the publication unfit to be seen by children and unsuitable for minors, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, has ordered a Marvel comic book to be withdrawn from sale at the Rio International Book Fair.

“We need to protect our children,” stated Crivella in his social media account on Thursday night.

The Marvel Comic Book the mayor criticized, The Avengers – The Children’s Crusade, shows two adult male characters, Wiccano and Hulking, kissing. In the plot the two are boyfriends and have a stable relationship. Both characters are clothed.

“As a result, we have . . .

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