TITLE

The Dark Fantastic

AUTHOR(S)
Denney, Reuel
PUB. DATE
May 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;5/3/54, Vol. 130 Issue 18, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about the book "Seduction of the Innocent," by Frederic Wertham. In this report of research on comic books, Wertham, a psychiatrist well known for his popularizing, observes that he has not succeeded in bringing about the passage of state laws to control the dime-novelettes. Wertham's look at comic book consumption suggests that children have not forgotten how to protect their parents from what turns up in some of their entertainment. The investigator talked to more than a few parents who said that they were unaware that comic books contain not only the character Donald Duck but also the dark fantastic imagery of perverse mayhem.
ACCESSION #
14493595

 

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