The Innocence Project

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A boy befriends the spirit of a woman who committed suicide by drowning herself in the pond behind his house. The boy decides to "go down" with his friend into the pond.

all burnt up_converted.pdf
This story features a gangster who needs to lie low for a while until the heat from the police dies down. In the meantime he stay with a woman and her son. Sammy, the young boy, is a little menace and his mother constantly defends him by saying "you…

Outlining questions of censorship and the problems of Juvenile Delinquincy as it relates to the reading of Comic Book. Discusses the positive nature of the Comic Book and calls to question the issues that they could present

Comic adaptation of the Biblical story of Samson and Delilah.

Andersen - A Study of Leisure-Time Reading.pdf
A questionnaire was given to nearly 700 junior high school students to determine how they liked to spend their leisure time. Focusing on reading, the results of the survey determined that comic books were the most popular reading choice overall,…

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Victorian-era oil painting of a young girl looking wistfully out a window.

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Comic cover depicting a shipwrecked man about to be saved by a boat full of skeletons.

Tovatt, Jewtt, and Wolfe - This World of English.pdf
Focusing more on pedagogy, this article provides suggestions as to how high school English teachers can more effectively teach reading and writing skills to their students. Briefly discusses Wertham and comics books, but mentions that Wertham has…

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This article presents a number of initiatives that were being taken to try and keep crime and horror comics out of the hands of children.

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This article looks at how crime and horror comic books are effecting youth. It focuses on parents' anger towards the medium and also discusses how courts and psychiatrists are seeing increased levels of juvenile delinquency from children who read…
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