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Alan Moore comic dubbed 'pornographic'

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Alan Moore comic dubbed 'pornographic'
Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's classic graphic novel The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen has been dubbed pornographic by two US library attendants.

Beth Bovaire and Sharon Cook, from Nicholasville, KY, refused to allow an 11-year-old girl to borrow the book on the grounds that it contained inappropriate material. Both employees were dismissed over the incident, but have stood by their actions.

"If you give children pornography, a child, a 12-year-old, cannot understand and process the same way a 30-year-old can," Cook told a local television news station.

Bovaire added: "Residents in Jessamine County do not realise that these books that are so graphic are available in the library let alone to their children."

The Jessamine County Library director maintained that it is the responsibility of the parents to decide what is appropriate for their children to read.

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen was originally published under DC's Wildstorm imprint in 1999. It spanned two six-issue miniseries and one graphic novel before moving to Top Shelf and Knockabout Comics for a third arc.

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