Monthly Archive:: August 2010

The Wertham Papers

I don’t remember seeing this reported in the comics press, but maybe I missed it. The papers of Fredric Wertham were opened to the public (in May of this year) by the Library of Congress. (via) Perhaps there is a sense of fatigue with the story that’s haunted comics for over half a century?

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Marvelous Melodrama

I’ve been enjoying Frank Santoro’s discussions on Marvel’s late 60’s and early 70’s romance comics. But, it seems to me that the key missing term in Frank Santoro’s discussion of Marvel romance comics is ‘melodrama.’ Only one commenter (Nate) used the term as he pointed out that Marvel’s 60’s super-hero renaissance depended largely on

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