Comics Code Censorship Stamp Tri-Blend T-Shirt

Liberty Maniacs

In the 1950s psychiatrist Fredric Wertham published his book, Seduction of the Innocent, where Wertham blamed the violent subject matter of comic books for the problems with youths.

The book freaked out enough concerned do-gooders that, predictably, Congress launched an inquiry to save all the precious children from the lurid stories and pictures found in the popular medium. The result, under direct threat of Federal regulation of the comic book industry, the main comic book producers lobbied Congress to back off as they would vigorously self-regulate before the feds stepped in and really threw their weight around.

The Comics Code Authority was thus born, with the mission to prohibit certain subject matters from reaching the eyes of America kids. All overt violence was banned, ‘In every instance, good shall triumph over evil and the criminal punished for his misdeeds.’ and ‘Policemen, judges, government officials, and respected institutions shall never be presented in such a way as to create disrespect for established authority.’

This Seal of Approval prominently displayed on comic book covers, finally disappearing 60 years later in 2011.

Of course, eventually strict morays began to relax as other mediums freaked out the control freaks more, and the ingenuity of comic book artists began to get around the strict confines of the code.

The tri-blend fabric in these shirts creates a vintage, fitted look. Along with wrinkle resistance, a lightweight, and supreme softness, the shirts also sport extreme durability makes this t-shirt withstand repeated washings and still remain super comfortable.

• Tri-blend construction (50% polyester/25% combed ring-spun cotton/25% rayon)
• 40 singles thread weight
• Comfortable and durable
• Contemporary fit
• Lightweight

Size guide

  XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30




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