Virtually every child in America is reading color “comic” magazines – a poisonous mushroom growth of the last two years. Ten million copies of these sex-horror serials are sold every month. One million dollars are taken from the pockets of America’s children in exchange for graphic insanity (…) Badly drawn, badly written and badly printed – a strain on young eyes and young nervous systems – the effect of these pulp-paper nightmares is that of a violent stimulant. (…) unless we want a coming generation even more ferocious than the present one, parents and teachers throughout America must band together to break the “comic” magazine.

Sterling North

Source: the Chicago Daily News - May 8, 1940

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