Weird Comics History, Episode 3: The Kefauver Hearings

March 29, 2017
Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) get to the meat and cheese of their five-part look at the Comics Code Authority: 1954's Senate Hearings on Juvenile Delinquency, starring Senator Estes Kefauver! They look at increasing anti-comics public sentiment and the exact comic book that served as the tipping point and legitimized federal investigation. Then, they take you through all three days of the hearings, talking about each witness and their testimonies, while interjecting the usual silly commentary.
 
Full Transcript of the Senate Subcommittee's Hearings on Juvenile Delinquency
 
Senator Estes Kefauver on What's My Line? March 8, 1951
 
Joe Shuster, Frederic Wertham, and the Brooklyn Thrill Killers
 
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tags: Estes Kefauver, The Comics Code Authority, Dr. Frederic Wertham, Bill Gaines, anti-comics crusade, EC Comics, Panic #1, comic books, comic history, juvenile delinquency
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