Seduction of the Innocent: detective novel set during anti-comic book hysteria of the 1950s

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4 Responses to “Seduction of the Innocent: detective novel set during anti-comic book hysteria of the 1950s”

  1. planettom says:

    Something not mentioned in the Amazon posting:
    And unusual or unique for those Hard Case Crime paperbacks, as far as I know, most of them don’t have interior illustrations:
    http://www.hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi?entry=bk110
    “Features more than a dozen brand new illustrations in the classic EC style by comic book legend Terry Beatty!”

  2. Wertham’s crusade only worked because the comic book industry had so little clout to resist.   When he tried to do the same thing with television, he was shut out completely.

    http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2009/11/protecting-the-children.html 

    http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2009/11/protecting-the-children-part-2.html

  3. smut clyde says:

    Perhaps it’s worth mentioning the recent examinations of Wertham’s case notes… rather than suspecting that the anecdotes he reported in his book and in his testimony to Congress were fabrications, now it’s documented.
    http://www.infoculturejournal.org/current_issue/47.4

  4. BDiamond says:

    This is the third in Max’s “Jack and Maggie Starr” series. The previous two mysteries were titled “A Killing in Comics,” which fictionalized the Superman ownership dispute (and provides hilarious caricatures of then-current DC Comics staff like Bob Kane and Siegel & Shuster), and “Strip for Murder,” a fictionalized version of the Al Capp (creator of “Lil Abner”) feud with Ham Fisher. Both are quick, breezy fun with plenty of in-jokes for happy mutants.

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