Pornographic comic ends up in kid's goodie bag at Farmingdale library event
A Farmingdale parent is in shock after his child ended up with a pornographic comic book that was in a goodie bag provided at a Farmingdale Public Library event.
It was Free Comic Book Day last Saturday at the library, but one child ended up receiving disturbing materials. Three-hundred comic books were handed out and six of them were pornographic.
In an email statement, the Farmingdale parent said, "My family has been upset the entire day. I'm absolutely shocked how our library would spend taxpayer money then promote such disturbing material.
The library director responded by saying this was an "oversight" and apologized.
The Comic Box, in Massapequa, participates in Free Comic Book Day as well. The owner, Nick Testa, says the comic book that was handed out is very deceiving. He says from the cover it doesn't look like it could be pornographic, but he says they try to monitor their giveaways.
"We know which ones are for mature audiences, and we would tend to hold that back or only give it to specific customers, and we try to have someone over by the free books to make sure no one is accidentally taking anything that they shouldn't be taking," says Testa.
The comic book that was handed out is called 'Fungirl: Tales of a Grownup Nothing.'
The library director said in a statement, "Despite having participated in National Free Comic Book Day's giveaway for six years, unfortunately, at least one of the comic books received from Diamond Comic Distributors this year contained explicit imagery. The library sincerely apologizes for this oversight."
The Farmingdale library director also tells News 12 that they will not be participating in any future comic book giveaway programs with Diamond Comic Distributors.