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Seduction of the Innocent: the lies that crippled comics

Thanks, Fred. You and your team were running a real tight ship when researching Seduction of the Innocent, it seems.

Remember the Comics Code Authority?

It was that little, outdated white stamp at the top corner of your comic books circa 1954 until just a couple of years ago. It made sure your favourite characters didn’t do anything too real – like curse, or have sex, or deal with the myriad of issues most people face on a daily basis.

It held the industry back for decades, all predicated on one man’s judgement – Fredric Wertham and his book, Seduction of the Innocent.

And it was all based on lies.

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