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

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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.”

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

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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

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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