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1940s Pre-Code Comic Book Horrors And Dr Wertham’s 1954 Seduction of the Innocent


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“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.”

– Oscar Wilde


Dr. Wertham’s 1954 book, Seduction of the Innocent, was an American bestseller – it tapped into the fears of parents from sea to shining sea and led to the a frenzy of censorship in the comic book world.  The irony, however, is that the book was so poorly researched, that much of its content was simply made up.  Of course, the public didn’t give a baker’s f**k about facts, and Seduction of the Innocent became a sensation.

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Posted: 29th, June 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2)

How racist American comic books won World War 2 – 20 photos

IN World War 2, the US called up Superman, Captain America, Batman and others to fight the green-faced “Japanazis”, Hitler and Captain Nazi. The US also called up Super Rabbit, The Black Terror, Tod Houlton Super Green Beret, Captain Marvel and The Fighting Yank for their Anti-Hitler Comics. All the heroes were white, apart from the massive-lipped black boy hitting a hammer for peace (see photo)and the only non-white member of the Young Allies. His name? Whitewash. Can racism defeat the enemy? Well, if it can’t the Americans always had a comic book GOD…

Posted: 11th, April 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment