seduction of the innocent

Today In Comics History: Bill Gaines Fights The Good Fight
On April 21 1954, William M. "Bill" Gaines, publisher of Entertaining Comics, spoke at the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency to defend his comic books against accusations of indecency and the perversion of minors. Some say as a direct result of his testimony, comic books were irr…
United Nations Condemned Superman In The 1950s
When people think of the backlash against comics in the 1950s, one name often springs to mind: Fredric Wertham, the author of the 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent, which linked comic book reading to illiteracy, sexual deviancy (by his definition), violence and drug use.

While Wertham's book…
The Gayness of Batman: A Brief History
"Gayness is built into Batman. ... Batman is very, very gay. There's just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay."
As we reported last week, this was the claim made by Batman, Incorporated writer …
The Wackiest Batman and Robin Products
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With the new "Batman and Robin" series coming out today, we review the wackiest moments of Bruce Wayne that have been turned into plastic...