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

From: Tim Bateman (
Date: 07 May 2005

Senator: Do you consider this cover to be in good taste?

Mr Gaines: Yes, for the cover of a crime comic.


Tim 'New Boy on the List' Bateman
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dave Zeltserman
  Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 4:47 AM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: The objection to Stansberry's "The Confession"

> 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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