Thursday, March 29, 2012

AUTHENTIC POLICE CASES "Human Cat Trapped by Death Gun"

A classic example of how Fredric Wertham cherry-picked comics for images...
...this tale from Authentic Police Cases #6 (1948) features one of the more notorious examples!
The image, as shown in the book Seduction of the Innocent, is cropped and the caption reads "An invitation to learning!"
When the story was retitled and re-presented in Fugitives from Justice #3 (1952) and a later issue of Authentic Police Cases, the girl was redrawn with a much more discreet nightgown...'s the rest of the tale...
Wertham has become notorious for doing this sort of thing, taking images out of context to make specific points without providing reference as to where the pix originally came from, and figuring that it would be too difficult for anyone to trace them.
Join us next week as we present another tale your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!
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