Author: Jeff Trexler

Finale: U.S. v. Comics

The medium is the massacre in the epic finale of U.S v. Comics: The Senate Effort to Censor Comic Books, which examines how televised U.S. Senate comic book hearings in 1954 led to the creation of the infamous Comics Code.…

Part 6: U.S. v. Comics

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This week the science has spoken, as the publication of the notorious Seduction of the Innocent sets up a landmark senatorial showdown.

Part 5: U.S. v. Comics

Recent attempts to censor graphic novels and manga have resurrected the claim that comics are bad for kids’ mental health. Today’s episode of U.S. v. Comics examines the origins of this assertion in what was once considered to be cutting-edge…

Part 4: U.S. v. Comics

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Politics enters the picture in the fourth episode of the webseries U.S. v. Comics by Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro, as Senator – and soon-to-be the Democratic candidate for vice-president – C. Estes Kefauver targets the fifth horseman of an…

Part 3: U.S. v. Comics

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In the newest episode of the webseries U.S. v. Comics by Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro, E.C. Comics and Publisher William Gaines bring a fresh perspective to the comics industry – and embark on a collision course with history.

Part 2: U.S. vs. Comics

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Comic books heat up in the 1950s in part 2 of U.S. vs. Comics, the new webseries by Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro!

New series: U.S. vs. Comics

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Check out the first episode of a new weekly webcomic on the 70th anniversary of the Senate comic book hearings – and what they teach us about censorship today!

CBLDF @ WonderCon

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is at WonderCon with our newest Defending Comics Today update panel! On Friday, March 29, from 2:00-3:00pm PDT in Room 213CD, join interim director Jeff Trexler and CBLDF board member Amy Chu as they discuss the latest developments in the…