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"This comic book describes a sexual aberration so shocking that I couldn't mention even the scientific term on television. I think there ought to be a law against them." As described by a 1950s TV host, the war against comic books ensued. And so…the industry itself was at a crossroads as readers discovered that these short picture books contained more than just super-heroes.

Retrospectacle: Tailfins

It was during the time when cars were worshipped and driving was a popular leisure activity. ... more

Lady Be Good Bomber

The Lady Be Good was a World War ll plane that disappeared while on a Naples bombing mission ... more

Retrospectacle: The Slinky

The slinky “walked” down its first flight of stairs on August 2, 1943, and has been entertaining ... more
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