SPOILER Swipe File: The Last Page Of Original Sin #3 And 1954 Senate Subcommittee On Juvenile Delinquency



From the 1954 Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, concentrating on the effects of comic books on children, especially horror and crime titles.

Sen. Kefauver: "Here is your May issue. This seems to be a man with a bloody ax holding a woman's head up which has been severed from her body. Do you think that's in good taste?"

William Gaines: "Yes sir, I do – for the cover of a horror comic. A cover in bad taste, for example, might be defined as holding her head a little higher so that blood could be seen dripping from it and moving the body a little further over so that the neck of the body could be seen to be bloody."

Kefauver:(doubtful) "You've got blood coming out of her mouth."

Gaines: "A little."


And from the final page of today's Original Sin #3 published by Marvel comics, a piece of complete and utter madness…


So, yes, it looks like this was a little on the money… but what about this piece of mindless speculation to follow?

Original Sin #3 published today by Marvel Comics and courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Currently exhibiting the Elephantmen work of Shaky Kane, with prints for sale.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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