TCJ ARCHIVE

The Comics Journal No. 133, December 1989

Featuring an editorial by Scott Russell Sanders; interviews with Dr. Thomas Radecki and Dr. Fredrick Wertham; an essay by Dr. Wertham and Alan Hewetson.

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Editorials
Scott Russell Sanders, “Death Games” (p.3)
Gary Groth, “Violence and the Evil of Banality” (p.7)

Letters
Blood and Thunder (p.29)

News
Newswatch (p.13)
International (p.25)

Interview
Dr. Thomas Radecki
Dr. Fredric Wertham

Reviews
Peter Cashwell, “Impolite Society” (p.45)
B.N. Duncan, “Let’s Hear It For Crumb” (p.52)
Leon Hunt, “A New Direction” (p.54)

Essays
Alan Hewetson and Fredric Wertham, “‘Censorship Is Not the Answer; It Is Not Even the Question.’” (p.81)
John J. Miller, “Comics on Trial” (p. 85)
Peter Erickson, “Seduction of the Innocent” (p.87)
Andrew Dagilis, “Siren Song of Blood” (p.89)
Rich Kreiner, “The Quality of Violence” (p.91)

Columns
Larry Rodman: Opening Shots, “Reality Check: Violence in the Media” (p.9)
R.C. Harvey: Reruns and Revivals, “Sex and Violence Galore” (p.103)
Kenneth Smith: Dramas of the Mind, “Violence: Decivilization and Dissonance” (p.111)
C.C. Beck: Crusty Curmudgeon, “Those Hysterical Cries Against Censorship…Are They to Be Heeded?” (p.115)

Illustration
Jim Woodring, Cover
Kenneth Smith Sketchbook, (p.97)

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