The free comic book had several stories from the company’s line, including an excerpt from a now-published graphic novel, The Salon, that showed the first meeting between Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. On three of the eight pages, Picasso is shown in the nude, a factually accurate detail for the period during which the story is set. There is no sexual content.
When he learned what happened, Lee admitted the mistake and offered to make a public apology. That apology was rejected, however, and Lee was later arrested. He has been charged with two counts of distributing material depicting nudity or sexual content, a felony; and five counts of unlawful disposition of materials to minors, a misdemeanor.
The case is finally going to trial this week.
Sh! Don’t tell kids, but people are naked underneath their clothes! Read more here.