Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Not truly evil, just sorta naughty!
And to that end, here's a kool, retro, 1950s comic cover image from our Seduction of the Innocent™ section.
Quick side note: Seduction of the Innocent was a book written in the 1950s by Dr. Fredric Wertham, a psychiatrist who postulated that, because juvenile delinquents read comic books, comics caused juvenile delinquency! (Psychiatrists today claim the same thing about video games, in the '80s & '90s about horror movies, in the '60s & '70s about tv shows, etc.) So our collection's title is tongue-in-cheek and somewhat snarky, not prurient! As we put it..."Proudly show the stuff your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!"
This particular image is a cutting commentary on the belief that New York City is a den of sin, a modern Sodom (if not Gomorrah), and that only MidWestern small-town values are the RIGHT values!
It's available on a variety of items including mugs, messenger bags, t-shirts, tops, and other goodies along with other comics covers and almost TWO DOZEN naughty movie posters!
So, let's put the "X" back in Xmas!
But in a PG-13 way! ;-)