Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In The Comic Book Justice System...

We've chatted recently about Lev Gleason Publication's crime comics, and their attempt to avoid criticism for extreme violence by claiming that they were really fighting crime by showing this much carnage!

Usually this slogan was featured on the cover, and across the top of the first page of each story:

Well, that makes it OK, then.

But across the top of every other story page?

That appeared on Every. Single. Page.

Don't believe me? Here we go:

Suddenly, I have the urge to obey the law!!

Orwellian diktats from Crime And Punishment #32 (1950)

1 comment:

Mista Whiskas said...

Simultaneously preaching against it while exploiting it. Wow.