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Posts Tagged ‘Mad’

The Mad World of William M. Gaines

I received a press release today from the Hero Initiative about the release of this book in digital format.  If you are interested in learning about the early days of Mad and the life and times of the eccentric Mr. Gaines (1922-1992), download this great (and historical) book.  It has been out of print for many, […]


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

In this episode, we start by discussing the Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Juvenille 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 and the efforts of those like Fredric Wertham whose book Seduction of the Innocent […]

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