March 3, 2011
Forty or fifty years ago, parents either tolerated their children reading comic books or outright discouraged it because they “took up time that could be used reading real literature.”
In the mid-1950s, so great was the public concern about the dangers of comics (and some comics did contain violence and crime), that the industry created a Comic Code Authority to self-police content.
But children — and some adults — knew all along that comic books had value. In Comic Book Literacy, a documentary film produced by Todd Kent, the value of comics through the ages is reported on many levels.