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The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books The Government Didn't Want You To Read!

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The Horror! The Horror! uncovers a rare treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature—the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s.

These outrageous comic book images, censored by Congress in an infamous televised U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency in 1954, have rarely been seen since they were first published—and are revealed once again in all of their eye-popping glory.

Jim Trombetta, in his commentary and informative text, provides a detailed history and context for these stories and their creators, spinning a tale of horror and government censorship as scary as the stories themselves.

The books features over 200 full-colour images, and a Bonus DVD entitled Confidential File, a rare 25-minute TV show that first aired on October 9, 1955, about the "evils" of comic books and their effect on juvenile delinquency is also included with the book.

Please note that the enclosed DVD begins with a 58-second test pattern, followed by the tv show.

Authors: Jim Trombetta, introduction by R L Stine
Artists: Various
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts, 2010 First Edition
Number of pages: 304
Format: Flexi Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 8" x 11" (205mm x 280mm)
ISBN: 9780810955950

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