The Press: Worse Than Crime?

Shocked by lurid crime comics being sold to Dominion teenagers, Canada's Parliament had banned them from the newsstands (TIME, Dec. 19). By last week, many Canadians were wondering if the ban was a mistake. The publishers were putting out new sexy stories, e.g., My Love Secret, My Sisters Loved Him Too, I Was a Gypsy's Sweetheart.

The Ensign, Canada's Catholic weekly, pointed out: "The market has been flooded with daring and risqué comics portraying the romance and love-life of the teen-ager . . . Sales have climbed back to the pre-ban level . ....

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