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June 29, 2005

Grant Theorizes on Possible Mob-Hunting Aspect to Comics Hearings

imageSteven Grant's column for Comic Book Resources was at one point the only comics-related writing I read on the Internet, and today's installment floats an interesting assertion based on some personal research and sparked by his positive reading of Gerard Jones' comics history Men of Tomorrow: that there may possibly have been some desire by politicians -- particularly those who were in the midst of seeking national office -- to pursue organized crime connections through an investigation into comics publishing practices. (If I have that wrong, someone please correct me.) Makes sense to me as a political motivation, anyway, although I'm really deficient in my practical knowledge of the Kefauver and related hearings. Anyway, worth reading.

That's Senator Kefauver, caricatured.
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