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THE HORROR COMIC NEVER DIES

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THE HORROR COMIC NEVER DIES

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By Michael Walton. Horror comics were among the first comic books published—ghastly tales that soon developed an avid young readership, along with a bad reputation. Parent groups, psychologists, even the United States government joined in a crusade to wipe out the horror comics industry—and they almost succeeded. Yet the genre survived and flourished, from the 1950s to today. This history covers the tribulations endured by horror comics creators and the genre’s ultimate success which helped launch the careers of many of the biggest names in comics.

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Horror comics were among the first comic books published—ghastly tales that soon developed an avid young readership, along with a bad reputation. Parent groups, psychologists, even the United States government joined in a crusade to wipe out the horror comics industry—and they almost succeeded. Yet the genre survived and flourished, from the 1950s to today. This history covers the tribulations endured by horror comics creators and the genre’s ultimate success which helped launch the careers of many of the biggest names in comics.

Their stories and the stories of other key players are included, along with a few surprises. Not illustrated.

Includes Chapter Notes, Index, and "Afterword: What Ever Happened to...?" looks at Dr. Wertham, all the comic book companies that came and went, from Ace to Ziff-Davis, the Comics Code, and even Juvenile Delinquincy!

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Item Code HORCOM
Publisher McFarland
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781476675367
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 172pg
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