A Crisis of Innocence

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Crime Does Not Pay _48 - Page 25.jpg
A page spread celebrating the success of "Daredevil," "Boy," and "Crime Does Not Pay" as reflected in the mass of fan letters addressed to the publishers.

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A letter by 10-year-old fan Carl Powell on how reading Crime Don't Pay changed his career goals from becoming a criminal to joining the police force. The commentary applauds Powell and comics for demonstrating positive change.

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Letters page containing both a statement from the Editor and some contributions by readers.

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Cover of one of the 'Dick and Jane' books, the protagonists of which became prototypically innocent children for many American readers.

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A letter from the editor that speaks directly to fans and encourages them to respond to their favorite comics by mailing in their opinions.

Plague of Comics.pdf
Argues that comics are like a disease for young readers, coining the term 'comicitis.' The author recommends an antidote in the form of nurturing a taste for and habit of reading classic children's literature.

Dr. Fredric Wertham's article listing a series of arguments in favor of comics, accompanied by his counterpoints.

14-year-old David P. Wigransky responds to Dr. Fredric Wertham's article "The Comics. . . Very Funny!" and John M. Brown's "The Case Against the Comics."

A reprint of John Mason Brown and Al Capp's statements regarding comics, as first heard on the radio program "America's Town Meeting of the Air."
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