A Crisis of Innocence

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Code of the Comics Magazine Association of America.pdf
Text of the Comics Code, adopted by the Comics Magazine Association of America, which served as the basis for the industry's self-regulation

Discusses EC publisher William M. Gaines's response to The Courant's campaign against comics.

Hartford_Courant_Fri__Feb_26__1954_.pdf
Discusses "The Current Scene" television program, which will include subjects from The Courant's campaign against comics.

Hartford_Courant_Thu__Feb_25__1954_.pdf
Announces the formation of a committee to investigate the sale and distribution of comics in the Hardware City. The Head of the Committee praises the newspaper's previous articles on the controversy.

A storekeeper of Haddam and several other outlets announce their refusal to continue selling comic books.

More letters to the editor with responses to the newspaper's articles on comic books.

Announces a meeting of the Hartford County Council, where they will discuss the development of a campaign to combat obscene comic books.

Announces the success of the newspaper's previous articles regarding the comic book controversy, citing various organizations' efforts to police comic content.

Hartford_Courant_Thu__Feb_18__1954_ (3).pdf
Several letters to the editor responding to Kravsow's series on the controversy regarding comics.

A follow-up article for Kravsow's series. Schereschewsky dismisses censorship as a solution, instead providing advice for how parents can prevent their children from reading comic books.
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