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The horror! the horror! : comic books the government didn't want you to read!

Author: Jim Trombetta
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncovers a rare visual treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature--the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. Censored out of existence by Congress in an infamous televised US Senate subcommittee hearing investigating juvenile delinquency, these rare comic book images are culled from a collection of several hundred, many of which have been rarely seen since they were first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Trombetta
ISBN: 9780810955950 0810955954
OCLC Number: 289070803
Description: 304 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Introduction --
Lexicon devil --
The age of nuclear terror --
The horror! The horror! --
Tom's leg --
Crime --
The critic --
Seduction of the innocent --
I fought the law --
The magic code --
The werewolf --
The tale of the head --
Brainwashing --
The comforts of war --
The Gorgon --
The dead don't die --
Skeletons --
Death and the maiden --
The hunger --
Judgment day --
The grin --
Art for art's sake --
Now.
Other Titles: Comic books the government didn't want you to read!
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with commentary by Jim Trombetta ; introduction by R.L. Stine.

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A rare visual treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature - the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s.  Read more...

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