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Williamson And Chan Ask ‘What If Wertham Was Right?’ For The ‘CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013′ [Interview+Preview]

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Given that his book Seduction of the Innocent and subsequent anti-comics presentation to the United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency resulted in the formation of the Comics Code Authority, Fredric Wertham is basically considered the biggest real-life boogieman in the history of the medium. But what if he hadn't become the face of comic-crippling paranoia by asserting that all kinds of comics caused real world social problems? What if he'd been... right all along. That's the question Josh Williamson and Ron Chan chillingly answer in "What if Wertham Was Right?" a six-page segment of the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013, which drops on October second to fund the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and its efforts to protect the artistic rights of comic creators. CA hit up the duo to see what inspired such a heretical question. See what they had to say, along with a spoiler-free preview of their tale, after the jump.

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IDW Says Happy Halloween With Complete Pre-Code Jack Kirby and C.A. Winter Horror Comics [Exclusive]

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Craig Yoe is the venerable author, designer and comics archeologist behind such works as Dan DeCarlo's Jetta, Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-creator Joe Shuster, and Bob Powell's Terror: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics. Many of Yoe's works are released

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‘Think of the Children’ Reveals Secret Supernatural History of the Comics Code

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File under "things we can't believe someone didn't do before" this clever new web comic by Christian Sager and E.C. Steiner, Think of the Children, which tells the secret, supernatural history of the Comics Code Authority. The hybrid horror/exploitation comic stars legendary EC Comics publisher William Gaines an

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‘Diagram for Delinquents’ Doc Focuses on Fredric Wertham, Comics’ Most Hated Man

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The producers of Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Sequart are hard at work on a new documentary that focuses on another major figure in the story of American comic books, but one who affected the medium in altogether different way. Diagram for Delinquents: Fredric Wetham and the Evolution of Comic Books will tell the story of the most hat

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Why Video Game Censorship Matters to Stan Lee, the CBLDF, and Comics [Opinion]

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Last week, Stan Lee endorsed the Video Game Voter's Network and the fight to preserve our First Amendment rights in the face of a long-running attempt to ban the sale of violent video games to minors in California. A short time later, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund also came out in favor of the 9th circ

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