Friday, November 30, 2007

The Ten-Cent Plague (BOOK NEWS)

The story of the rise and fall of 50’s comic books has never been fully told—until now! David Hajdu’s new hardcover book The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America (coming March 18th) vividly opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority.

Click HERE for more info and to pre-order your copy!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

THIS LOOKS GREAT! LOVE THE CHARLES BURNS COVER TOO.

Anonymous said...

perfect title for a book about 50's precode......i'm totaly psyched to read this

Karswell said...

>i'm totaly psyched to read this

Me too! I hope it's good. The Burns cover is nicely done too, though the issue of "Weird" that the kid is reading in bed is actually just a flipped version of the cover for Baffling #7.. you'll have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool me with something like that.

Dr.Phibes said...

Yes, pretty early.

Anonymous said...

Just saw this in Previews and thought I bet Karswell is already on top of this! Sure enough. Saw something else listed called the Mammoth Book of Horror Comics, do you know about it?

Karswell said...

>Mammoth Book of Horror Comics, do you know about it?

I did see that in Previews and plan to do a more indepth post about it next week. In the meantime if anyone is intrigued and has the new Previews guide you can read the info listing about it at the bottom of page 318.

B-Sol said...

Ironically, I don't think comics would've come to be synonymous with superheroes today had it not been for what went on the '50s. My dad was a HUGE EC fan, and he's told me all about how disappointing it was when all the stuff he loved went away.