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Ziff-Davis:Eerie Adventures

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Comic Description: Eerie Adventures 1 Universal
Grade: 6.5
Certification #: 0954828001
Owner: GAM


Custom Sets: Designed for Delinquency
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Sets Competing: Seduction Productions  Score: 105
Research: See CGC's Census Report for this Comic

Owner's Description

Eerie Adventures #1 is referenced in Fredric Wertham’s “Seduction of the Innocent” (SOTI) on pages 316-317. In this section of the SOTI, Wertham is lamenting the legal protections that comic book publishers enjoy and the resistance society has to passing new laws to protect children from the harmful effects of comic books. He references Eerie Adventures #1 to underscore his point as noted below: “Although in many children’s lives comic books play a role, no adult court, no children’s court, has ever made or ordered a full inquiry in a child’s case. But when the publishers of the comic book Eerie sued the publisher of the comic book Eerie Adventures for using the word eerie on the cover, the New York Supreme Court gave a learned and comprehensive opinion bristling with details and citations: Justice Frank arrived at the truly Solomonic verdict that both publishers could use the word; but that the second publisher must print it ‘reduced in size.’ If the psychological effects on children would receive the same meticulous concern as the financial interests of publishers, some court would have long since ordered that what has to be ‘reduced’ is not the eerie title but the eerie contents!”

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