Ten Cent Plague HC (2008 Novel) The Great Comic Book Scare and How it Changed America comic books
Tags: Comic History
1st printing. By David Hajdu. In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created - in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish Congress - only to resurface with a crooked smile on its face as MAD magazine. The story of the rise and fall of those comic books has never been fully told - until The Ten-Cent Plague. David Hajdu's remarkable book vividly opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority. Hardcover, 436 pages, Text (with 8 pages of B&W photos and Illustrations). Cover price $26.00.