Posts Tagged ‘ 1954 senate subcommittee hearing ’

Bill Gaines Was Right, Right?

December 18, 2018
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Bill Gaines Was Right, Right?

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in 2013 on Bleeding Cool after the CBLDF shirt was unveiled at SDCC. This year the author, Brian Puaca, has joined the CBLDF editorial team, and we decided to revisit this question, it being as relevant now as it was then. Bill Gaines Was Right, Right? by Brian M.…

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Looking Back on Oklahoma’s War on Comics

October 27, 2016
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comic burning

With the conclusion of Wizard World Tulsa, local news outlet Tulsa World took a look back on the war Tulsa and neighboring Oklahoma cities waged against comics in the mid-1950s. From book swaps exchanging comics for perceived “higher literature” and independent review committees organized by local communities to fines for selling “objectionable” comics in retail stores, Oklahoma and its concerned citizens…

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Looking Back at a 1980s Anti-Comics and RPG Crusader’s Campaign

August 24, 2016
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Looking Back at a 1980s Anti-Comics and RPG Crusader’s Campaign

Former psychiatrist and founding member of the National Coalition on TV Violence, Thomas Radecki, may have famously led a nationwide battle against violence in comics and RPGs in the 1980s as a means to protect America’s youth, but a Clarion, Pennsylvania court recently sentenced Radecki to 11 to 22 years in prison for overprescribing anti-addiction and…

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1955 Broadcast Brought Dangers of Comics to Your Living Room

February 2, 2016
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Confidential File

“This comic book describes a sexual aberration so shocking that I couldn’t even mention the scientific term on television. I think there ought to be a law against them. Tonight, I’m going to show you why.” On October 9, 1955 the Los Angeles, California-based television network KTTV aired Confidential File: Horror Comic Books. A “factual”…

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