‘Men are beasts! Wild beasts! Wild beasts must be destroyed!’ – gender in the 1940s and 1950s
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This chapter examines the representation of women in horror comics of the 1940s and 1950s. Female characters, we argue, are presented as a source of horror, wielding, as they do, various forms of supernatural or criminal power. The genre then robs women of this power by representing them as objects to be acted on, or by subjecting them to violence.

Printing terror

American horror comics as Cold War commentary and critique


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