Wednesday, June 01, 2005

REASON: The Long, Gory Life of EC Comics

My article from the June 2005 issue of Reason magazine on the life, death, and afterlife of EC Comics. It's a sordid tale of how a moral panic, a wrongheaded psychiatrist, and a meddling Congress opened the door for EC's competition to form a cartel, the Comics Code Authority, that ultimately drove EC out of business, which was the plan all along.