Sunday, September 11, 2011
Diagram for Delinquents Update #19: For Good
A simple question indeed, but one that has many more questions packed up in it:
Were his efforts in earnest?
Were they realized in the best way?
Did he understand comics?
Did he perform ethical, honest research?
Were his scientific methods valid?
What was really going on in America that played a role in the increase in juvenile delinquency?
What was happening in the business of comics behind closed doors?
Was the decline in comic book sales the industry's or Wertham's fault? Or neither?
These are only the tip of the comics heap. Our documentary must answer these and many more questions if we are to gain a richer understanding of this time in comics history.