Thursday, April 5, 2012


Another example of Fredric Wertham taking a panel out of context...
...I didn't know the writings of the Marquis deSade were "forbidden"!
By who, I wonder?
At any rate, here's the tale that panel was taken from...
This story first appeared in Red Seal Comics #16 (1946) by Chesler Publishing, but Wertham probably used the reprint in Authentic Police Cases #3 (1948) by St John Comics, who had bought out Chesler the year before.
The good doctor had taken panels from several other issues of Authentic, for use as examples in Seduction of the Innocent, so this seems the most likely scenario.
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.
BTW, the illustrator was Gasparo "Gus" Ricca, who was also the art director for Chesler Publishing!

Join us next week as we present another tale your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!
Support Small Business

No comments:

Post a Comment