The filmmakers behind Diagram for Delinquents have released a little scene from the upcoming film. In it comics collector Stephen O’Day opens up his collection to show off some of the comics Dr Fredric Wertham specifically called out in his infamous “Seduction of the Innocent”. I for one cannot wait for the feature documentary to […]

The fine folks at Sequart Research & Literacy Organization are raising money through Kickstarter.com (the very same organization that birthed The Comic Archive) to fund a new documentary exploring the infamous Frederic Wertham, known to comics readers as the author of “Seduction of the Innocent”. For those unfamiliar with Dr. Wertham and his book, in […]

Boing Boing has a nice send summary of the last breath of the Comics Code, as Archie Comics, the last publisher to still use the seal, has announced that they are dropping it.  This of course follows DC Comics’ decision to do the same in favor of their own ratings system.  From BoingBoing: 57 years […]

The Comics Code Authority, a self imposed guideline for publishing that was a direct reaction to Fredrick Wertham’s “The Seduction of the Innocent” and the media and judicial scrutiny that followed, is seemingly on its way out.  Under Joe Quesada Marvel had stopped using the comics code approval stamp, electing to rate their own books […]