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Why My Mother Threw Out My Comic Books (Part 1 of 3 Webages)

Re-Posted November 18, 2009 (This is based on a talk given on 6/12/09 to the summer session of the Senior University Georgetown.) This presentation will involve three parts: First, a brief history of comic books from their origins to the late 1940s. Part 2 will focus on the rise and fall of the EC comics, triggered in […]

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Why My Mother Threw Out My Comic Books (Part 2 of 3: The Rise and Fall of EC Comics in the 1950s)

Posted 06/18/2009 (This is based on a talk given on 6/12/09 to the summer session of the Senior University Georgetown.) In Part 1, the history of comics from 1890s through around 1949 is summarized briefly. This webpage presents Part 2, describing the national pressure to reform the excesses of comic books and the adventures especially of the […]

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Why My Mother Threw Out My Comic Books (Part 3 of 3 Webages: The Comics after 1955)

Posted 3/5/2010 (This is based on a talk given 6/12/09  to the summer session of the Senior University Georgetown.) In Part 1, the history of comics from 1890s through around 1949 is summarized briefly. In Part 2, the national pressure to reform the excesses of comic books and the adventures especially of the EC comics line in all […]

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