Moore and Campbell’s “From Hell” barred from Australia

The award winning From Hell has been ruled as an prohibited import by the Australian Customs office, due to what was felt to be excessive violence represented therein.

The violence in question being a depiction of a true event: the breasts of a prostitute being removed during the course of an autopsy.

As noted in the press release at Eddie Campbell Comics.

We here at Quality Comics feel that the Customs officers have made an error in judgment. We want to pursue the matter further. If we allow this book to be taken how long will it be until Sandman & Preacher are taken?”

The full press release and updates on this situation can be found at, and Neil has made some comments on this in the situation on the Well.