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Once Upon a Time Superheroes Comic Book History Documentary Video

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I came across this documentary on YouTube from 2002 about the creation and evolution of comic book superheroes. It focuses on Batman, Superman, The Flash, The X-Men, Captain America, Silver Surfer, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Daredevil plus a lot of Spider-man. Also featured are creators, writers & artists such as  Alex Ross, Dave Gibbons, Jack […]

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The Comics Code Authority – A Brief History

A recent post about the link between comic books and juvenile delinquency prompted some discussion about the Comics Code Authority or CCA.  The Comics Magazine Association of America (CMAA) began in September 1954 in response to the uproar over the subject matter in comic books.  Much of this was a result of the Congressional hearings […]

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Those Evil Comic Books! 1955 TV Show – Comics and Juvenile Delinquency

I stumbled upon this video, aired on October 9, 1955 in LA, about the impact of comic books on youth. This was all part of the Frederic Wertham “Seduction of the Innocent” scare and subsequent hearings. At about 5:30 into the video the reporter talks about finding and destroying all the warehoused comic books since […]

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