Re: RARA-AVIS: The objection to Stansberry's "The Confession"

From: Dave Zeltserman (
Date: 05 May 2005

> Not to mention EC comics. Of course, EC became the scapegoat of Dr.
> Werham's Seduction of the Innocent and the Senate investigation of
> effect of comics on juvenile delinquency, for which Wertham was an
> expert witness.
> Mark

During the hearing, William Gaines was shown the cover of one of comics showing a severed head being held by the hair. When asked if he thought the cover appropriate for the youth of our country, his answer was (paraphrasing): if the head was held higher so you could see the blood dripping, then probably not but as it is it's fine. Of course, all this is fairly tame compared to Sin City.

Dave z.

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