The Innocence Project

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

Horrific   Comic Media   bey _10 (1954) - Page 12.jpg
Letters from readers with responses from the editor.

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Letters from readers to the editor praising the stories in Guns Against Gangsters.

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A quiz testing readers' 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 career goals from becoming a criminal to joining the police force. The commentary applauds Powell and comics for demonstrating positive change.

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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 'Dick and Jane' books, the protagonists of which became prototypically innocent children for many American readers.

ACG   Forbidden Worlds _9 - Page 28.jpg
A letter from the editor that speaks directly to fans and encourages them to respond to their favorite comics by mailing in their opinions.

Plague of Comics.pdf
Argues that comics are like a disease for young readers, coining the term 'comicitis.' The author recommends an antidote in the form of nurturing a taste for and habit of reading classic children's literature.
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