Thursday, June 17, 2004

Werthem was right, revisited: In its "Yesteryears" feature, the Modesto (Calif.) Bee looks back 50 years, to when the largest distributor of comic books in Stanislaus County announced it would not carry horror comics or those that "contained lewd or sexual themes":

"Joe Saletta of Nichol News, which supplied about 115 dealers, said he would write to the comic book publishers and pass on customers' complaints about the violent material. He said that up to 150 comics would be taken out of stock."