Hadju's incredibly well researched examination of the censorship of comics offers a deeply contextualized narrative about the cultural and social impact and implications of the comics scare while also portraying of the rise and fall of the men and women who worked in the right industry at the wrong time.
Well written and frightening account of the McCarthy-esc government crack down o the comic book industry during the 1950s. Less than ten years after WW2, American children were being encouraged to have mass comic book burnings by their teachers and religious leaders. Very scary stuff; I couldn't put it down.
Amongst one of the many things I love that qualify me for "geek" status is my love of history & comic books. So I was pretty stoked to find "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America" on Audible.
This book gives a fantastic history of comic books. From how and why they started, to how and why they started self-censoring.
The story is engrossing and easy to follow. The narration is excellent.