The Comics Code Authority
Weird Comics History, Episodes 1-5 (2016)
Something a little bit different… yet familiar today. I was recently feeling kind of melancholy, and decided to start digging through the old Chris and Reggie Archives… which, I do from time to time. Perhaps too often.
We put out a lot of audio content together, but that’s just the “end product”. Our endeavors would always start with copious amounts of research… and our first “big” project was our five-part deep-dive into the Comics Code Authority.
It was five years ago, near to the day, where we began deep-diving into the post-war comics landscape… dissecting tons of information, including reading Seduction of the Innocent in its entirety, and going line by line through the Kefauver Senate Hearings on Juvenile Delinquency.
If you’ve never listened to these episodes before… and you believe that Dr. Frederic Wertham was the sole reason why the CCA was established (he wasn’t… not even close), I invite you to take the plunge into this nearly eight-hour compilation of classic Chris and Reggie content.
If you’ve already listened to these episodes… well, it’s probably been awhile – have another listen! Lemme know how well these aged!
(00:00:00) Part 1: “Before the Comics Code”
(00:39:39) Part 2: “Seduction of the Innocent”
(02:23:04) Part 3: “The Kefauver Trials”
(04:06:27) Part 4: “Life Under the Code”
(05:35:40) Part 5: “Life After the Code”