Tag Archives: Fredric Wertham

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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

 
Issue 288

The Comics Journal No. 288, February 2008

Featuring the best of 2007; interviews with Rutu Modan, Paul Karasik, Bryan Talbot, Nick Bertozzi, Peter Kuper, and Cathy Malkasian. Continue reading

 
Issue 223

The Comics Journal No. 223, May 2000

Featuring interviews with Alex Ross, Trina Robbins, and Lloyd Dangle. Continue reading

 
Issue 139

The Comics Journal No. 139, December 1990

Featuring interviews with Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Alan Moore; essays by Peter Bagge, Mike Friedrich, and Jim Woodring; sketchbook pages by Lloyd Dangle. Continue reading

 
Issue 106

The Comics Journal No. 106, March 1986

Featuring interviews with Alan Moore, Peter Bagge, and Robert Crumb; R.C. Harvey on Fredric Wertham. Continue reading