Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Ten-Cent Plague (free Tamiflu)

The Ten-Cent Plague
by David Hajdu
Charles Burns cover (this generation’s Ghastly Ingels).
Most comics fans of a certain age are all too aware of the whole Fred Wertham Seduction of the Innocent debacle and the Senate hearings about comics’ corrupting influence and all that shit that led to EC Comics demise and the Comics Code.. Maybe Hajdu has fresh and genuinely interesting insight, but at the moment it doesn’t sound of much interest to anyone but laymen. Watch loveable Mad publisher and former McCarthy whipping boy, William Gaines on To Tell The Truth.

Dan Raeburn reviews the book for Mother Jones.

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