The Innocence Project

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3 - Horror Comics Go Up In Flames.jpeg
An image of a Len Wynnne standing over burning comics. The caption describes the Jaycee Youth Leadership committee and their role in collecting and burning 8000 comics in Vancouver.

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Letters from readers with responses from the editor.

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Letter by readers who especially enjoyed Guns Against Gangsters.

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A quiz testing the knowledge of crime detection terminology.

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A page spread celebrating the success of Daredevil, Boy, and Crime Does Not Pay as reflected in the mass of fan letters addressed to the publishers.

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A letter by 10-year-old fan Carl Powell on how reading Crime Don't Pay changed his long-term career goals from becoming a criminal to joining the police force instead. The letter is framed by commentary applauding the reader and the comics for…

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Letters page containing both a statement from the Editor and some contributions by readers.

dick and jane.jpg
Cover of one of the very popular 'Dick and Jane' books, the protagonists of which became prototypically innocent children for many American readers.

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This letter from the editor speaks directly to fans and encourages them to respond to their favorite comics by mailing their opinions to the editor. The editor also talks at length about the influence readers have on the direction of comic stories.

Plague of Comics.pdf
Author argues that comics are like a disease for young readers, coining the term 'comicitis.' Recommends antidote in the form of nurturing taste for and habit of reading classics of children's literature.
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