Show of Violence HC (1949 Doubleday) comic books
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First edition, 1949. Written by Fredric Wertham, who launched the nationwide crusade against comic books in the 1950s. This book examines murder wherein Wertham presents an entirely new concept of murder and violence, maintaining they are diseases of society which can and must be cured. Hardcover with dust jacket bound in light blue cloth, stamped in red. 5 3/4-in. x 8 1/4-in., 280 pages, B&W text, no illustrations.