Thursday, May 10, 2012

In The 1950s, Publishers Cared, Dammit!

From the first panel of the first story in Web Of Mystery #20 (1953):

You see that? Ace Magazines cared about us, man. They would print stories of dubious origin just so the public would learn of the insidious threats awaiting us.

And Wertham wanted to shut these comics down...hey, wait a minute!! Maybe he was just trying to cover his own tracks! Maybe Wertham was a...naaah, couldn't be, right...?

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