Tag: comics code

Carol Tilley Uncovers The Uncanny Adventures of (I Hate) Dr. Wertham

A discovery in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum archives proves that fans didn’t necessarily wait for comics to go underground before vocalizing their distaste for the notorious Dr. Fredric Wertham. A 27-page comic book entitled The Uncanny Adventures…

1955 Broadcast Brought Dangers of Comics to Your Living Room

“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…

Comics Collector Donates Rare “Canadian Whites” to University

From Nelvana of the Northern Lights, a female crime-buster who predates Wonder Woman, to a Nazi-fighting man from the sea called Iron Man, Canada’s comics history is rich, vibrant, and has a flavor wholly its own. Former award-winning math professor…

Crime Does Not Pay Publisher Defends Comics in 1952 Magazine Article

by Ken Quattro Amid all the voices directed against comic books during the Forties and Fifties, one of the strongest in their defense was that of Lev Gleason. Gleason had instituted an editorial code of ethics in his own successful…

Legends Revealed: Pre-Code Holiday Comics Policing Uncovered

To celebrate the holiday season, Brian Cronin of Comic Book Resources counts down the top Christmas Comic Book Legends Revealed, revealing which are fact and which are fiction. Let’s take a look at a couple of our favorites… Was Carl…

No Drugs Allowed: Daredevil #167 Comics Code Truth Uncovered

Was the original story for Daredevil #167 (Nov 1980) pulled by Marvel due to the Comics Code? According to Brian Cronin of Comic Book Resources, this comics industry legend is true! As part of their “Comic Book Legends Revealed” series,…

CBLDF Podcast Episode 9: History of the Comics Code Authority Live!

In this episode, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein presents the History of the Comics Code Authority before a live audience at Wondercon 2014 in Anaheim, California. He discusses: Tarzan, Fellini, Johnny Craig, Speedy’s drug use, Wolfmans, Phil Sueling, Elfquests, and…