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Birth of the Comic Book

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Birth of the Comic Book

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Birth of the Comic Book

Birth of the Comic Book

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Geeks, gangsters and the birth of the comic book — we'll look back at the tawdry roots of the comics industry, a far cry from today's stories starring square-jawed heroes.

Guests:

Gerard Jones, author, Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book. Former comic book writer.