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In praise of comix

September 20, 2007 |  2:41 pm

Sept. 20, 1957
Los Angeles

Hey moms and dads, comic books don't rot your children's minds or turn your kids into hoodlums. No, really! Comics are  good, wholesome entertainment that will ensure your offspring become lifelong lovers of fine literature. Mad magazine, like all EC comics, is especially valuable for young, easily influenced minds, as are any publications with "Weird," "Terror" or "Horror" in the title. 

If you don't give your children comic books, every library in the nation will close down in 20 years! You don't want that, do you?

And be sure to put them in tightly sealed plastic bags!

ps. You can keep all those issues of "Richie Rich." Those comics will destroy your sense of humor forever.