Seduction of the innocent?

October 24, 2008

By the 1950s, crime and horror comics had become as common on the magazine racks of North America as superheroes had been a decade earlier. While kids loved the gory art and fast-paced thrills, parents and teachers became increasingly concerned about the negative impact of these so-called "funnybooks." With opposition towards the genre building, this CBC Radio clip captures a citizens' forum in Nova Scotia where a judge testifies that the popular books "dwell upon the lust to kill."

Click Here To Listen To The Video...Broadcast Date: Jan. 21, 1949

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