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Title The horror! the horror! : comic books the government didn't want you to read! / selected, edited, and with commentary by Jim Trombetta ; introduction by R.L. Stine.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  741.5 HORROR    Check Shelf
Description 304 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm. + 1 DVD video (sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 302) and index.
Summary Uncovers a rare visual treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature--the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. Censored out of existence by Congress in an infamous televised US Senate subcommittee hearing investigating juvenile delinquency, these rare comic book images are culled from a collection of several hundred, many of which have been rarely seen since they were first issued--now revealed once again in all of their eye-popping inventive outrageousness. Includes over 200 covers and complete stories as they were originally seen, scanned from mint copies in the author's extensive collection. Coupled with commentary and informative text that provides readers with detailed history and complete context for these stories and their creators.
Contents Introduction -- Lexicon devil -- The age of nuclear terror -- The horror! The horror! -- Tom's leg -- Crime -- The critic -- Seduction of the innocent -- I fought the law -- The magic code -- The werewolf -- The tale of the head -- Brainwashing -- The comforts of war -- The Gorgon -- The dead don't die -- Skeletons -- Death and the maiden -- The hunger -- Judgment day -- The grin -- Art for art's sake -- Now.
Subject Horror comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Horror comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Censorship -- United States.
Added Author Trombetta, Jim.
Added Title Horror the horror
Comic books the government didn't want you to read
ISBN 9780810955950 Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
0810955954 Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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