Friday, March 21, 2008

A Review of Interest to Some of You

The Austin Chronicle: Books: Review - The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America: "During the 1950s, many creative institutions came under societal and governmental scrutiny: movies, books, and especially comics. David Hajdu recounts this troubled time in The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America."

Hat tip to the Dark Forces Book Group.
Update: Dark Forces also points to this review.

2 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I love the observation that 100 comic companies went out of business and nearly 1,000 people were out of work. I didn't know that those companies employed less than 10 people each.

Rick Klaw said...

Actually, it wasn't uncommon for artists, writers, and even editors to work for multiple companies.