Outlining questions of censorship and the problems of Juvenile Delinquincy as it relates to the reading of comic books. Discusses the positive nature of the comic book and calls to question the issues they could present.
Discusses a questionnaire given to nearly 700 junior high school students to determine how they liked to spend their leisure time. The results of the survey determined that comic books were the most popular reading choice overall, though fiction was…
Provides suggestions as to how high school English teachers can more effectively teach reading and writing skills to their students. Briefly discusses Wertham and comics books, but mentions that Wertham has been discredited by other academics.
Explains that while the public's reading tastes are changing as a result of newspaper coverage of the ongoing "crisis," and some comic book publishers and distributors are choosing to self-censor, this effort is not enough to protect children.