Pulp Demons: International Dimensions of the Postwar Anti-Comics Campaign

Synopsis

The campaign in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s to rid comics of their violent content had far-reaching and deeply felt reverberations. The anti-comics crusades led to book burnings, town meetings, Senate investigations, and the draconian Comics Code, recognized as the most oppressive act of self-censorship in the country's history. Pulp Demons is the first systematic study of the fallout of this American controversy abroad. Illustrated.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • John A. Lent
  • Amy Kiste Nyberg
  • Martin Barker
  • Goran Jovanovic
  • Ulrich Koch
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Madison, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1999

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