Haunt of Fears SC (1992 Martin Barker) comic books
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1st U.S. Edition - 1st printing. By Martin Barker. Between 1949 and 1955 Britain, as many other countries, was swept by a rising panic over horror comics from the US such as Eerie and Crimes By Women. The campaign to rid Britain of such "harmful" material culminated in an Act of Parliament banning their publication or sale. Martin Barker investigates this movement in 50's Britain and its connections to the Communist party. In doing so he raises some serious questions about the state of British culture during that era. Originally published in 1984 by U.K. publisher Pluto Press, this is the first U.S. edition from University Press of Mississippi. Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $12.99.