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Lovell, Jarret: "Nostalgia, Comic Book, & the “War Against Crime!”. An Inquiry Into the Resurgence of Popular Justice." In: Journal of Popular Culture 36.2 (2002), S. 335–351. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/1540-5931.00009
BibTeX citation key: Lovell2002
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Categories: General
Keywords: "War Against Crime!", Crime comics, Critique of ideology, Cultural criminology, Justice, Propaganda, USA
Creators: Lovell
Collection: Journal of Popular Culture
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Abstract
The resurgence of true crime comics reflects a cultural longing for the past. It appears, looking back at the crime comics during the 1930s and 40s that the world was a safer place, however, this conception of history may be far from the truth. Fiction becomes the history of the future. So while comic books, which were released under J. Edgar Hoover's Bureau to enforce the law, display a safe world, these comics should be viewed as propaganda - not a depiction of better world.
  
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