The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read!


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Schöner Trailer zum neuen Buch „The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read!“ über Horror-Comics vor der Gründung der Comics Code Authority, die Gewaltdarstellungen in den 50ern zensierte. Ich hab das Ding noch nicht gelesen, ist für mich allerdings ein echtes Must-Have, so als Ergänzungsband zu dem einen Ordner auf der einen Festplatte, der „The Pretty Darned Complete EC“ benannt ist, if you know what I mean.

Von der Website des Verlags:

The Horror! The Horror! uncovers a rare treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature—the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. These outrageous comic book images, censored by Congress in an infamous televised U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency in 1954, have rarely been seen since they were first published—and are revealed once again in all of their eye-popping glory. Jim Trombetta, in his commentary and informative text, provides a detailed history and context for these stories and their creators, spinning a tale of horror and government censorship as scary as the stories themselves.

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Comic Censorship-Mastermind revisited