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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2008
     (1492.1)
    <a href="http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=ten-cent+plague&btnG=Search+News">Lots of reviews out at this point. </a>
    <blockquote>[..]While Hajdu tells us again and again what terrific freedom the medium supplied its artists, he doesn't make much of a case for the art itself. He never finds the meaning in the comics that he's so astute at locating in popular songs.

    His subtitle -- ``The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America'' -- is misleading on two counts. First, the war on comics takes up less than half the text; the rest is a not- particularly-distinguished history of the form. [..]

    Second, and worse, for all the reportage on the campaign against comics, there's very little on ``How It Changed America.'' In fact, as far as I can make out from Hajdu's account, it was pretty much the same old dumb, scared America before the bonfires and after. </blockquote>

    Anyone read this book yet?

    - Z
  1.  (1492.2)
    not yet, just saw it in entertainment weekly at lunch actually. and no i dont but EW, its just in my break room at work.