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This is a book on the part of the history of American Comics that needed to be written.
With THE TEN-CENT PLAGUE, David Hajdu does for comic books what his previous books did so brilliantly for music.
The book is quite lengthy and takes time to go through, but it covers just about everything and then some.
The best thing about this book is that he discussed the issue rationally. From the title it is obvious that he thought that concerns about omic books were unwarranted, however, he... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Beth Hancock
I have owned The Ten Cent Plague for six years, having bought it when it was originally published. It's one of those books that I have wanted to read very much, and so it has held... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher Tower
This was a highly informative book on a troubled time in American comics. I was surprised to learn about all of the minority creators that ended up leaving the industry.Published 2 months ago by Shanna D
I've read quite a few books on comic history - and I've yet to not finish one. I only made it half-way through the unabridged Audible audiobook of this title before I returned it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Audio
The great comic book scare and how it changed america the byline promises. The first two chapters don't deliver nor start to deliver, instead we delve into the beginnings of the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. Edmund
I really enjoyed this history. I am in my mid thirties now and was never an avid comic book reader, but this book held my attention through the rise and fall of comics. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brandon Groh
This book really shows American censorship at its worst. The 1950's was such a bad time for the comic book industry...actually it may have been the best and worst of times. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andrew K Pray
As an avid collector of comics and graphic novels I found this book
enlightening and provocative. Read more
To be completely honest, two stars is probably being a little generous, but I can't say that Hadju didn't have well researched information. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kirsten W.