Game Blame Mirrors Comic Book Scare

"I think Hitler was a beginner compared to the comic-book industry," wrote psychiatrist Frederic Wertham in his 1954 book, "Seduction of the Innocent," which linked comics to the rise in juvenile delinquency.

Video-game fans hear this kind of outrageous hyperbole all the time, levied by critics, politicians, and other self-appointed guardians of morality. But sixty years ago, comic books were in the crosshairs.

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