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Friday Fun – FBI Does Archie


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It’s our latest Friday Fun!  There’s many instances of the government directly mandating what should be covered in stories.  J. Edgar Hoover actually wrote anti-mob comic book stories as propaganda in his war on crime.  Here we have an example of one of the numerous anti-drug comics to be released in the 80’s.

We’re dealt with various stories centered around the Archie gang and a peer mentoring program.  The humor of the comic is how it deals with each of it’s tales.  The white girl is shown in a nice home and has a drinking problem.  The black boy lives in the ghetto and is offered crack.  No stereotyping there I see.

But some of the best is it’s gee-whiz attitude that getting some one to go to alcohol treatment or “just say no” is that easy.  Must be nice to live in Pollyanna.

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Ah memories, and you can read it in full at http://www.ep.tc/problems/eight/11.html.

Thanks for http://www.ep.tc/ and it’s amazing collection of these fantastic nuggets of history.
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