The Press: Horror Comics

Of the 80 million comic books sold in the U.S. and Canada every month, about a quarter are what the trade calls "horror comics." They deserve the title. Last week, in Manhattan, the comic-book publishing center of the U.S., a three-man Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency began an investigation to find out "the impact upon adolescents" of horror comic books. The committee never found out exactly what the impact is, but it did get some interesting testimony on how comic books are distributed.

Up before the committee stepped William Richter, counsel for the Newsdealers Association of Greater New York, which represents more...

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