In an effort to get around the Code, EC printed a new line of “clean” short-lived comics entitled “New Direction.” EXTRA! is one of these EC “New Direction” titles. This publication is dedicated to the story behind the story. “Behind every story you read in your paper there is another…the story of how that story was found, and of the people who found it.”
This is a new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.
20 in stock
In 1954 the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency conducted hearings on comic books. In response, the industry formed a new trade association (the Comics Magazine Association of America). This association formulated a new Code to self-censor the industry and on October 26, 1954, adopted the Comics Code which controlled what content would be permitted in comics. The guidelines focused exclusively on crime and horror comics. Soon, the genre was no longer commercially viable.
This EC Library volume is hardback, containing all 5 EXTRA! issues. The cover is printed in full color and the interior art and stories are printed in black and white from the original artwork so the reproduction is crisp and clear. This volume is 9″x12″, slightly larger than the 7″x10″ original comic books. The volume offered here is new in original packaging.