This book is a must-read for anyone who loves comics and their history.
A true masterpiece of 1950's paranoia, Frederic Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent traces nearly all of the problems of America's youth to one source: comic books!
Agree with Wertham or not, it is fun to live for a moment back in the good ol' days.
One of the great books of the century when it comes to the examination of the influence of media on children. A serious must read for anyone in social sciences or media.Published 1 month ago by Steven G. Smith
This book is a must read that proves liberals never change. "Doctor" Wertham was a well known communist progressive (he helped defend the communist spy Ethel Rosenberg and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Christian
The guy who wrote this book is a comedy genius! I mean, implying homosexuality with Batman and Robin??? Horror Stories and Westerns making people into sadists??? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Judith C. Sparks
If you are a comic book/graphic novel enthusiast, this is a must read. Both entertaining and informative, It gives a historic look at how comics were first viewed by the American... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cateyes
I had wanted this book for years. I know the original copy is pretty expensive. I was more than glad to be able to get a reprint of this book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Randy Owens
Unlike the movie industry, which reacted to the complaints against so called objectionable films by allowing the Breen code to be formed, the comic book industry ignored a rising... Read morePublished 18 months ago by internech
Wertham is truly a character... the way he describes comic books and other social entertainment is somewhat funny, gruesome, and arrogant. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Daniel
I only give this book a high rating because of its historic significance. Otherwise, Wertham is merely saying the same thing the NRA is saying fifty years later: its not the guns... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joe Fiacco
I remember reading a first edition of the book back in the early 1970s. It is amazing that back in the 1950s the worst youth could have as bad influences were rock & roll and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Bobby L