Book Review: The Ten-Cent Plague

The Ten-Cent Plague
8.8 of 10
Author: David Hajdu

After reading Vertigo titles like Scalped and Transmetropolitan, I've wondered why there aren't more of the regular guys, like Dashiel Bad Horse or Spider Jerusalem, in comics. But after reading The Ten-Cent Plague, a book about the history and controversy of comics and the animosity towards it, which lead to its regulation and censorship in the 50's, I now know why comics are being dominated by mask-donning, costume-wearing super heroes these days. I really recommend this book to avid comic readers, or to anyone who reprove the censorship of any arts.