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Ten Cent Plague SC (2009 Novel) The Great Comic Book Scare and How it Changed America comic books

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    Ten Cent Plague SC (2009 Novel) The Great Comic Book Scare and How it Changed America 1-1ST

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    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. Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 434 pages, Text Only. Cover price $16.00.