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The Ten Cent Plague

David Hadju

The Ten Cent Plague

The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America

by David Hadju

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Published by Blackstone Audio Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social Science,
  • Unabridged Audio - History,
  • Sociology,
  • Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons,
  • History & Criticism,
  • United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000),
  • Nonfiction / Social Science,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatAudio CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11970884M
    ISBN 101433210304
    ISBN 109781433210303
    OCLC/WorldCa214063253

    In The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, David Hajdu argues, "Though they were not traitors, the makers of crime, romance, and horror comics were propagandists of a sort, cultural expressed in their lurid panels, thereby helping to instill in their readers, a disregard for the niceties of proper society, a passion for wild ideas and fast 75%(24). Get this from a library! The ten-cent plague: the great comic-book scare and how it changed America. [David Hajdu] -- In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created--in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of .

      The story that The Ten-Cent Plague rehearses has until now been largely the concern of the genre’s obsessive enthusiasts. In Hajdu’s capable hands, the tale rises to the level of true social history, documenting an early battle in the culture wars that continue to bedevil us : Thomas Depietro. Book Review: The Ten-Cent Plague Back before Spider-Man and the X-Men, comic books were the villains. David Hajdu chronicles the hysteria that once surrounded the lowly comic book. In the.

    The Ten-Cent Plague shows how-years before music-comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards. Created by outsiders from the tenements, garish, shameless, and often shocking, comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big target. The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America POSITIVELY 4TH STREET: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, .


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The Ten-Cent Plague shows how--years before music--comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards. Created by outsiders from the tenements, garish, shameless, and often shocking, comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big by: In The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, author David Hajdu attempts to examine the birth of the comic book in America and trace its childhood and adolecense up to the point where people generally freaked out about how this wicked, perverted, and macabre art form was mauling the morals of this great country /5.

The Ten-Cent Plague shows how -- years before music -- comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards. Created by outsiders from the tenements, garish, shameless, and often shocking, comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big target.4/4(97).

"The Ten-Cent Plague is the third book by David Hajdu to take a subject suitable for fans' hagiography and turn it into something of much wider interest. After his oddball, revelatory forays into the worlds of jazz ('Lush Life') and folk music ('Positively 4th Street'), Mr.

Hajdu has delved into the lurid, untethered world of early comic books. The Ten-Cent Plague shows how — years before music — comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards. Created by outsiders from the tenements, garish, shameless, and often shocking, comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big target/5(23).

“The Ten-Cent Plague” is the third book by David Hajdu to take a subject suitable for fans’ hagiography and turn it into something of much wider interest. After his oddball, revelatory.

The Ten-Cent Plague Homework Help Questions. How do we account, in terms of socio-cultural developments, for the anti-comic book crusade The Age of Affluence, usually identified as spanning. In The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How it Changed America, David Hajdu chronicles what he calls "a forgotten chapter in the history of.

The Ten-Cent Plague shows how -- years before music -- comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards. Created by outsiders from the tenements, garish, shameless, and often shocking, comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big by: The Ten-cent Plague The Great Comic-book Scare and How It Changed America (Book): Hajdu, David: In the years between World War II and the emergence of television, American popular culture as we know it was first created - in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books.

No sooner had this new culture emerged, however, than conservative groups tried to suppress it. In The Ten-Cent Plague, David Hajdu looks back on the passions inflamed by the comics scare. —THE EDITORS.

Of the two printing salesmen for Eastern Color who had both laid claim to inventing the comic book, only Harry Wildenberg survived to watch what marched forth on the looping trail of Famous Funnies, and he did so at some distance, with.

The story of the rise and fall of those comic books has never been fully told -- until The Ten-Cent Plague. David Hajdu's remarkable new book vividly opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was.

That said, “The Ten-Cent Plague” is a worthy addition to the canon of comic-book literature: a super effort, if not a superduper one. Advertisement Continue reading the main story. The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America tells the story of how comic books first came about after World War II and before television became mainstream and accessible, and the subsequent hysteria generated by those who felt that comic books were lowering standards and ethics for the youth of the day.

The Ten-Cent Plague. David Hajdu, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp., $ A half-century ago, comic books were the subject of a fierce battle in the war on the First Amendment—a story that, in The Ten-Cent Plague, David Hajdu expertly brings back to of Positively 4th Street, a portrait of s folk bohemia centered on Bob Dylan, and Lush Life, a biography of jazz great Billy.

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The Ten-Cent Plague shows how -- years before music -- comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards.

Created by outsiders from the tenements, garish, shameless, and often shocking, comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big target.3/5(13). ― David Hajdu, The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America.

1 likes. Like “It was the strangest thing to me that Charlie Gaines was publishing all these Bible stories about love and kindness,” said Klapper, “and he was the nastiest son of a bitch on the face of the earth.”Cited by:. But as other reviews have noted, The Ten-Cent Plague is crammed with minibiographies of numerous comic book artists and writers and there is a fifteen-page appendix listing the men and women who never worked in the industry again after the death-to-the-comics crusade.With THE TEN-CENT PLAGUE, David Hajdu does for comic books what his previous books did so brilliantly for music.

Hajdu's research is exhaustive without being exhausting to read; THE TEN-CENT PLAGUE has the readability and vivid characters of a great novel as Hajdu tells his entertaining, thought-provoking account of the censorship debate over comic books in the s, and how it trickled down 5/5(5).The Ten-Cent Plague NPR coverage of The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America by David Hajdu.

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