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Reefer Madness
by Craig Yoe and Steven Thompson


Overview - Degradation Crime Madness Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930's to the 1950's and beyond. Adventure Comics , by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and works by Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, and many more, reveal the social reaction to this era of "Reefer Madness." Like the anti-drug propaganda film, these stories range from comically misinformed to soberly concerned about the influence of Mary Jane on the youth of America.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Degradation Crime Madness Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930's to the 1950's and beyond. Adventure Comics, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and works by Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, and many more, reveal the social reaction to this era of "Reefer Madness." Like the anti-drug propaganda film, these stories range from comically misinformed to soberly concerned about the influence of Mary Jane on the youth of America. Eisner and Harvey Award winner Craig Yoe brings us his newest collection of wacky, wild, and culturally relevant comics.

See how marijuana was perceived in the days of ignorance before it was legalized by the visionary people of Oregon, Washington, and Colorado

See marijuana demonized as a "Satan's cigarettes" in 1950's comics

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781506702278
  • ISBN-10: 1506702279
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 200
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds


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