Excellent rundown. Must read for fans of Tales of the Crypt.
On April 22, 1954, in New York City, William M. Gaines, publisher of Entertaining Comics, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on juvenile delinquency, which was chaired by Tennessee Senator, Estes Kefauver. Gaines asked for, and was granted, permission to testify in front of the committee. The following words contain the statement he gave:
“I was the first publisher in these United States to publish horror comics. I am responsible. I started them. Some may not like them, that is a matter of personal taste. It would be just as difficult to explain the harmless thrill of a horror story to a Dr. Wertham, as it would be to explain the sublimity of love to a frigid old maid. What are we afraid of? Are we afraid of our own children? Do we forget that they are citizens too, and entitled to the essential freedom to read. Or do we…
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