See "BOOKS: 'Demanding Respect' - History of a four-color world," By Ron Capshaw , Washington Times Sunday, June 7, 2009
for their review of-
DEMANDING RESPECT: THE EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN COMIC BOOK
By Paul Lopes
Temple University Press. $24.95, 256 pages
which in a conservative paper leads to interesting paragraphs like this one-
Mr. Lopes suffers, too, from a desire to be politically correct. Assigning comic book censorship in the 1950s to Cold War hysteria, he completely overlooks the fact that the chief proponent of this drive, Dr. Frederic Wertham, was a former communist party member and whose characterizations of superheroes as Nazis was trumpeted in the party press for decades.