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Walton, Michael: The Horror Comic Never Dies. A Grisly History. Jefferson: McFarland, 2019. (173 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-7536-7
BibTeX citation key: Walton2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: Historical account, Horror, Kulturpolitik, USA
Creators: Walton
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Horror comics were among the first comic books published—ghastly tales that soon developed an avid young readership, along with a bad reputation. Parent groups, psychologists, even the United States government joined in a crusade to wipe out the horror comics industry—and they almost succeeded. Yet the genre survived and flourished, from the 1950s to today.
This history covers the tribulations endured by horror comics creators and the broader impact on the comics industry. The genre’s ultimate success helped launch the careers of many of the biggest names in comics. Their stories and the stories of other key players are included, along with a few surprises.

Table of Contents

Preface (1)

Introduction (5)
1. The History of the Comic Book (7)
2. The Birth of the Horror Comic Genre (23)
3. Seduction of the Innocent (36)
4. The Comics Code Authority (60)
5. Horror Comics in the Silver Age of Comic Books (67)
6. Horror Comics in the Bronze Age of Comic Books (80)
7. The Modern Resurgence of the Horror Comic (87)
8. Crossover Hits (132)
Afterword: Whatever Happened to …? (137)

Chapter Notes (161)
Bibliography (167)
Index (169)

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