Tag Archives: Fredric Wertham

Comics Then #4 – The Beginning of the End or a New Beginning?

I recently learned that Comics NOW! magazine has ceased publication.  While this did not suprise me a great deal as I know how difficult it is for a new publication to develop a strong readership, I was still saddened by … Continue reading

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The Ten Cent Plague

A short post here to mention a really great book by David Hajdu, The Ten Cent Plague.  Published in 2008, Hajdu’s book explores the effect of the “comics scare” related to crime and horror comics that occured just after World … Continue reading

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Golden Age of Comic Books – December 12, 2005 – #28

In this episode, we start by discussing the Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Juvenile Delinquency from 1954.  These hearings that took place over two days in 1954 explored crime, violence, sex and horror in comic books.  As a result of these hearings … Continue reading

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