As a comics collector, I worry about stories like this. This sounds to me like a collector who gathered everything within a series or a type of comic without knowing what was in every frame on every page.
Look, I’m as against kiddie porn as the next guy, but I’m also a First Amendment supporter and don’t understand how the 2003 Protect Act can be fairly enforced. According to the article, it “outlaws cartoons, drawings, sculptures or paintings depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, and which lack “serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.”” As with most speech cases, the question I must ask is, what constitutes value?
As a comic book collector, I seriously believe that most comics have literary and artistic value. Even Manga from Japan.