States that the public's reading tastes are changing as a result of newspaper coverage of the ongoing crisis. Some comic book publishers and distributors are choosing to self-censor, but this effort is not enough to protect children.
Features a scholarly source claiming that distinctions need to be made between good and bad comic books. While Richmond claims there is merit in the "good" ones, the bad ones are causing children to become violent.
Explores the growing popularity of comic books among children. Emphasis is placed on the swapping of comic books, as well as their affordability, making them the number one form of children's literature in 1948.