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July 10, 2008

Wal-Mart Axes Memin Pinguin Comic

imageIn perhaps the most certain outcome to a previous news story in comics blogging history, retail giant Wal-Mart has removed a Spanish-language Memin Pinguin comic from its shelves. The comic character, a pop culture icon in Mexico and shown at right in one of the comics one can purchase there, appears with exaggerated facial and body features. Its availability at Texas Wal-Mart locations drew criticism from a slew of shoppers.
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