Comics were a booming business — millions of copies sold every week — but they scared the daylights out of McCarthy-era America. Soon there were comic-book burnings, Senate hearings, and a censorship crackdown.
This hour, On Point: the great comic-book scare of the '50s.Guests:
David Hajdu, Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and author of "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America."
Tony Davis, owner of The Million Year Picnic, a comic book store in Harvard Square.
This program aired on March 26, 2008.