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Comic Description: Out of the Night 14 Universal
Grade: 7.0
Certification #: 0250157004
Owner: GAM


Custom Sets: 1954 New York Legislative Report: Sex, Terror, Crime and Brutality
Comics of the Crime, Horror & Weird Variety
Designed for Delinquency
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Sets Competing: Daring the Supernatural!  Score: 79
Research: See CGC's Census Report for this Comic

Owner's Description

In 1949 the State of New York formed a legislative committee to study the publication of comics. The committee issued a series of reports beginning in 1950 and carrying through 1957. The 1951 report and the 1954 report contained illustrative sections depicting comics that the committee found objectionable.

The cover of Out of the Night #14 is contained in Appendix A of the 1954 report. Page 16 of the report describes Appendix A as containing examples of covers “depicting sex, terror, crime and brutality”.

In addition to being referenced in the 1954 New York Legislative Report, Out of the Night #14 was also featured on a poster board prop used in the 1954 U.S. Senate subcommittee hearings exploring the link between comics and juvenile delinquency.

The poster board, displaying 24 comics representative of the “Crime, Horror & Weird Variety”, appears in a picture with Senator Robert C. Hendrickson (Chairman of the Senate subcommittee). Standing alongside Senator Hendrickson is New York State Assemblyman James A. Fitzpatrick. The cover of Out of the Night #14 is located on the poster board at row 3, 1st in from the left.

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