Author Archives: Warren Bernard

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The Comics Journal #302: Bloody Massacre Excerpt

In this excerpt from his feature “Bloody Massacre: How Fredric Wertham, Public Backlash and the 1954 Senate Delinquency Hearings Threw the Comics Industry on the Bonfire,” Warren Bernard looks at the impact of Bill Gaines “Are You a Red Dupe?” ad, and how the release of Fredric Wertham’s book may have affected the scheduling of the hearings. Continue reading

 
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Warren Bernard’s Citations and Fredric Wertham Documents

Warren Bernard cites his sources for his Comics Journal #302 article, “Bloody Massacre: How Fredric Wertham Public Backlash and the 1954 Senate Delinquency Hearings Threw Comics on the Bonfire” and provides documents from the recently opened Frederic Wertham papers that shed new light on the Senate comic book Hearings of 1954. Continue reading

 
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Ronald Searle: 1920-2011

The great British cartoonist’s life. Continue reading

 
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The Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played

It seems like a dream, but one cold day in 1917 some of the world’s greatest cartoonists squared off on a baseball field. Continue reading