Sixty years ago, comics were placed on trial in the United States in a nationally televised Senate subcommittee hearing that had shattering repercussions! Charles presents the shocking history of moral panic that led to this historic hearing and the subsequent birth of the Comics Code Authority, a censorship body that regulated the medium’s content in the United States, with global implications. Learn the truth behind Fredric Wertham and Seduction of the Innocent; encounter the moment that turned EC Comics Publisher William Gaines into the iconic force behind Mad Magazine; and discover the long-term impact of the Code on comics in the USA and beyond in this lively presentation!
Welcome to Episode 166 of The Orbiting Pod!
This week, we hit the jackpot with Edge of Spider-verse #2, go back to school with Deadly Class #7, feel the weight with Thor #25, complete the circle with The Field #4, go down to the woods with Jim Henson Storyteller: Witches #1, and much more!
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This week, we play to the screen with Annihilator #1, dig for fire with Prometheus #1, enter the woods with Wild’s End #1, lull between twilight & first light with Dawn/Vampirella #1, ride into town with Copperhead #1, and much more!
This week, we batter up with Southern Bastards #4, offer atonement with Original Sin #8, turn up the bass with Moon Knight #5, lay the groundwork with Concrete Park #1, get filled with venomous poison with Alice Cooper #1, shoot for the stars with God Hates Astronauts #1 and much more!
This week, we stray off he path and go Wayward #1, check the charts for the latest Pop #1, call it a night with Silver Surfer #5, talk it out with Sundowners #1, figure out the action with Gi Joe vs Transformers #2, and much more!
We also take the top rope and look at Box Brown’s Andre the Giant graphic novel from First Second.
Welcome to Episode 162 of The Orbiting Pod!
This week, we hit shuffle with Dark Horse Presents #1, sing lullabys with Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1, go on a road trip with Multiversity #1, turn out the night with Dark Ages #1, and much more.