Batman: The War Years
- By Roy Thomas
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Made in the U.S.A.
For more than 75 years, through countless comics, television shows, and movies, Batman has been a symbol of strength and perseverance. He was created in 1939, on the brink of World War II--a volatile time when we needed a hero most. Who better to come to the rescue than the Caped Crusader? Presenting over 20 classic full-length Batman tales from the DC Comics’ vault, Batman: The War Years 1939-1945 details the Dark Knight's involvement in the war and his fight against some very real villains.
The National Archives has quite the collection of comic books in its holdings. Many were submitted in 1954 to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency as evidence of comics corrupting influence on the young.
The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings were televised, with Senators questioning individuals from the comic book industry, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dell, and EC Comics. For three days, experts testified on whether comic books were "printed poison" for young people. As a result of the hearings and the bad publicity that the comic book industry received, many of the comic book companies agreed to form the Comics Code Authority to self-regulate their comic books.
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