Bought some newer comics today from my wednesday charity shop visit even though I was originally intending to buy early 80's comics ,also I thought I had done well again keeping to my £4 spending limit.
On the way home through town nipped into Oxfam and they had a number of reprint comics at 99p each , I had to buy some of these just leaving a few superman comics remaining.
Photo shows top row comics a £1 each from my normal charity shop source,bottom row 99p each from Oxfam.
And now rambling on a bit-------
Why censorship?Looking again at the 1954 comic code three interesting points were made, that no comic title contain the words "horror"or "terror", all gruesome illustration be eliminated, and good guys always win (good triumphs over evil)
Strict censorship code was also introduced in the 1930's regarding movies.
These were both severe forms of censorship yet even today we have the 9 o'clock tv watershed.
Were all these restrictions in place to produce good citizens that toed the line or were they for the benefit of people?
When buying a computer , before personalising it with your own information you download a good anti virus program as a protection or a safeguard.
I would argue that we are like computers in that there is a need for some sort of vetting of our own programming we absorb.
Just as compulsive eating can cause obesity,or over indulgance in smoking, drug taking or excessive drinking can cause illness.
I think some form of censorship , not as a strict code but in an advisary capacity is beneficial to our health.
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Did see a book called Tiger Tim's own comic collection (1977) in the first charity shop £12 which looked good but I had to leave it for today.