Frederic Wertham


THE ISSUE: Fredric Werthams Hero and the Third Republic

THE ISSUE: Fredric Wertham's Hero and the Third Republic

was a curious choice by Frederic Wertham for naming his psychiatric clinic in Harlem Unless perhaps he had similar ideas himself, of course And wasn't all that interested in pursuing serious medical research, either. Welcome back to a post-revolutionary edition of The Issue.  At issue today is Le Grelot No 208 from April 4, 1875,[...]

Get Comics Educated At Wizard World Chicago This Weekend

Get Comics Educated At Wizard World Chicago This Weekend

We've drawn your attention to several instances where Wizard World comic conventions have been ramping up the educational level of some of their programming to the point that it has attracted attention, and certainly provided a welcome place for fans to essentially soak up a great deal of knowledge about comics history and hear from […]

Robert Emmons Talks Fredric Wertham And His New Documentary Diagram For Delinquents

Robert Emmons Talks Fredric Wertham And His New Documentary Diagram For Delinquents

By Nikolai Fomich [Diagram for Delinquents] Robert A. Emmons Jr., documentary filmmaker, Rutgers professor and lifelong comic book reader, has tackled in his new documentary Diagram for Delinquents the most hated man in comic book history – Dr. Fredric Wertham. Wertham's legacy needs no introduction, but the man himself may be another story. Though we […]

Sixty Years Of Seduction &#8211 Right Wrong Rage And Wertham At San Diego Comic Con

Sixty Years Of Seduction – Right, Wrong, Rage, And Wertham At San Diego Comic Con

Frederic Wertham] On Friday at San Diego Comic Con, lawyer and comics journalist Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) moderated the panel “Sixty Years of Seduction: Right, Wrong, and Wertham.” On hand to discuss Dr Frederic Wertham and his surprisingly complex legacy were documentary filmmaker and professor Robert A Emmons Jr., director of the new[...]


Yees Company: The Political Connection Of Comics &#038 Video Games

Yee's Company: The Political Connection Of Comics & Video Games

By Jared Cornelius   This week California Senator Leland Yee was indicted on charges of corruption and weapons brokering among other things.  While the talking heads of cable news can inform you more on that story, what I'd like to talk to you about is Senator Yee's alleged two faced behavior.  While I think it's important to note that Senator […]