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Vancouver Was Awesome: Comic Book Burning, 1954

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . The 1950s was a decade of moral panics. In this case it was over children being exposed to horror comic books.

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense.

The 1950s was a decade of moral panics. In this case it was over children being exposed to horror comic books. The Jaycee Youth Leadership collected 8000 comics and organized a book burning on Prior Street. The authors of Vancouver Noir write that "no significant improvement in juvenile behaviour was observed" following the event.

Source: Vancouver Herald, via Vancouver Noir: 1930-1960 by Diane Purvey & John Belshaw (Anvil Press, 2011)