David Hajdu
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

Author of The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America

June 11, 2008 NailingEdit


  • mid 1940's-mid-1950's were not concerned with super heroes, but the criminal element
  • those comics books are the DNA of the culture of today
  • society is a static thing, carved in stone
  • called Stephen a miracle of consistency
  • Congress had hearings
    • people burned them
  • elaborate justification for not throwing out his old copies of Plasticman

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