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The ten-cent plague : the great comic-book scare and how it changed America

Author: David Hajdu
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created--in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. Comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big target. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
History
Comic books, strips, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hajdu, David.
Ten-cent plague.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
(OCoLC)608522102
Online version:
Hajdu, David.
Ten-cent plague.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
(OCoLC)609319353
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Hajdu
ISBN: 9780374187675 0374187673
OCLC Number: 145431690
Description: 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Society iss nix --
It was work --
Crime pays --
Youth in crisis --
Puddles of blood --
Then let us commit them --
Woofer and tweeter --
Love ... LOVE ... LOVE!! --
New trend --
Humor in a jugular vein --
Panic --
The triumph of Dr. Payn --
What are we afraid of? --
We've had it! --
Murphy's Law --
Out of the frying pan and into the soup.
Other Titles: 10-cent plague :
Great comic-book scare and how it changed America
Responsibility: David Hajdu.

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In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created - in the illustrated pages of comic books. It was however  Read more...
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