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Comic Legends About the Comics Code

Comics Code AuthorityComic Book Resources runs a wonderful weekly feature examining legends and rumors in the comic book book industry.  This past weeks edition takes a look at some various legends surround the formation of the comics codes.

  • Frederic Wertham supported the Comics Code.
  • EC and other comic companies stopped making horror comics before the Comics Code banned them.
  • The Comics Code was not only not the first Comics Code to be created, but earlier concern over the content of comic books helped lead to the creation of Wonder Woman (in a round about way)!

You can read the answers at http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/11/26/comic-book-legends-revealed-235/

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Author:Brett Schenker

Brett is a political consultant who resides in Arlington, VA. He grew up in Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY and attended the University at Buffalo, majoring in Political Science. Since then Brett has made his mark on politics working in various positions such as a Legislative Staffer for the Erie County Legislature, Special Assistant for Senator John Kerry, as the Database Administrator for Forward Together PAC, Deputy Internet Director for Chris Dodd for President, and Internet/Database Director for Virginians for Brian Moran, and Email Deliverability Czar for Salsa Labs. In 2007 Brett formed 5B Consulting providing his expertise on database solutions, new media and email strategy. He's a long time geek, reading comics since he was a child and learning to spell his name on an Atari 800. When he's not working, he's reading comics, playing video games and relaxing with a nice cup of tea. You can follow him on Twitter @bhschenker

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One Comment on “Comic Legends About the Comics Code”

  1. nathaliedls
    March 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    huh! interesting… i didn’t know this existed for comics :X

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