Tag Archives: EC Comics

Comic Book Justice (Part 5)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people Even as a new era of … Continue reading

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Old shul justice

[“Shul” is the Yiddish word for synagogue.] From publishers to creators, Jews were pioneers of the modern comics art form and the giant industry that it built. This is particularly appropriate given the emphasis that both comic books and Judaism have historically … Continue reading

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Happy days? (Part 2)

See Part 1 of this post for my examination of how comic books published in the 50s and 60s portrayed contemporary cultural and political values. In this second part I provide examples of how these decades have been portrayed in … Continue reading

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Happy days? (Part 1)

The recent deaths of actors Barbara Billingsley and Tom Bosley, who played iconic television parents June Cleaver and Howard Cunningham, got me thinking about the idealized era during which they both raised their respective sitcom families. Billingsley’s Leave it to … Continue reading

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