A Crisis of Innocence

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Comic Criminals to Burn.pdf
Reports a New Jersey comic book burning, for which local Cub Scouts collected horror comics to be burned. A portable incinerator will be brought in to do the burning.

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Discusses the Senate Juvenile Delinquency Subcommitee's worries about post-war crime comic books.

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Outlines the fact that eight provinces backed a proposal made by Canadian Justice Minister Garson, which made it a criminal offence to produce or distribute crime comics.

Smith - Horror comics offer lessons.pdf
A list of positive things that come from horror comics.

Galveston Daily News November 12 1950 crop.jpg
Looks at a number of prominent scholars, psychologists and politicians as they weigh in on the content of comic books influencing juvenile delinquency.

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Outlines an initiative in which children traded in 10 Comic Books to receive 1 classic novel. This article speaks to the great success of such an event.

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Outlines an initiative that has been taken by New Mexico public schools, in which children are encouraged to read books over comic books.

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Announces that Entertaining Comics is dropping 5 of their popular crime and horror comic series due to a drop in sales brought on by the backlash of anti-comic organizations.

Pupils Burn Comic Books.pdf
A story about a mass burning of comic books that took place in Auburn New York. The burning took place following a talk that was held by a reverend that saw children wanting to get rid of their comics.

Medicine Hat Daily News October 27 1948.pdf
Describes a group of 600 students burning over 2000 comic books while being led by a 13 year-old boy. The boy's speech is transcribed.
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