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New books revisit the gory, gruesome comics of the '50s

Two new books, "The Horror! The Horror!" and "Four Color Fear," collect stories and art from the horror comics of the early 1950s, before parents, psychologists and politicians pressured the industry to change its standards.

 
 

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"The Horror! The Horror!" contains images and essays from collector Jim Trombetta.


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Two new books recall the gory glory days of horror comics
Article | Two new volumes bring back memories of a time when comic books were full of talking skulls wailing "aaiiee," stabbing victims grunting "arrrgh" and the devil himself showed a cloven foot.

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