A Crisis of Innocence

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Pep #17 (July 1941).jpg
Comic cover featuring superhero 'The Hangman.' Cited as the inspiration for a boy's accidental death by hanging.

Scream Comics 1 cover.jpg
Stories about young boys that get into different situations. The boys are often presented as getting into trouble, while also being depicted in an innocent fashion.

Journey Into Fear 15 cover.jpg
While this comic book doesn't depict any children within it, according to Digital Comic Museum it is alluded to within Seduction of the Innocent. Moreover, Journey Into Fear is a Canadian publication, noted for being the first Canadian horror comic…

Weird Mysteries #7 cover.jpg
There is an advertisement in this comic that illustrates the fact that even though this comic is filled with hyper-sexualized images as well violence and gore, it was geared towards children. The ad is for a mail-in-catalogue that features a number…

Trojan Crime Smashers #8.jpg
Comic cover depicting a police officer shooting a thief.

Trojan Crime Mysteries #12.jpg
Comic cover depicting a painting coming to life to protect a woman from being murdered.

Trojan Beware #13.jpg
Comic cover featuring a young couple outside a haunted house.

Toby Tales of Horror #12.jpg
Comic cover portraying a dead man considering the attendants at his funeral.

Superior Strange Mysteries #14.jpg
Comic cover depicting a woman about to shoot a man, with the Grim Reaper looming above them.

Superior Mysteries Weird and Strange #10.jpg
Comic cover portraying a woman frightened by a moving, disembodied hand.
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