Tuesday, March 11, 2008

NYT reviews The Ten-Cent Plague

The Ten-Cent Plague - Comics - Books - Review - New York Times: "As the comics’ most defensible and durable creations, the superheroes generated mimicry in unlikely quarters. Those who began noticing the comics’ gleeful licentiousness acquired their own version of superpowers. Of one schoolboy who led a book-burning, anti-comics protest, Mr. Hajdu writes, “Hawley and his fellow crusaders so embraced superhero comics’ ethos of eradicating evil that they employed it against other comics.” And it worked, partly because the comics’ creators were too giddy with success to realize what trouble they were inciting."


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