Article Title

Pro and con on the comic book problem: Some condemn others condone lurid volumes

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

8-29-1948

Reading Level

young adult

Location

U.S.

Photo Description

Three children happily reading books (not comic) along with a librarian

Photo Caption

The Portland Public library helps wean youngsters from comic books by supplying less lurid books. Here Mrs. Adelaine Hess, children's librarian, confers with three children: names...

Abstract

This article is a review of the pros and cons of comic books and their psychological effects on youth. A large part of the article is aimed at revealing the "lurid" side of comics and their negative effects. However, it also discusses some positive aspects. Censorship and business sales are also examined.

Keywords

comic books, review, Child Study Association of America, violence, values, sexually explicit, sexual, crime, psychology, children, comic sales

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