Fredric Wertham (1895-1981)
December 13, 2005 7:37 AM   Subscribe

The late Fredric Wertham, anti-comics crusader, has taken time out of his busy afterlife to start a weblog.
posted by CrunchyFrog (3 comments total)
As much of a Wertham-hater as I am, this is pretty lame. And besides, Wertham actually recanted towards the end of his life, although nobody believed him. Wouldn't such effort be better spent redirected towards Jack Thompson?
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:56 AM on December 13, 2005

Yeah, pretty weak, and even though I was always a Wertham-hater myself, I recently learned about his involvement with Albert Fish, which I think explains a lot. (Chapters 19-21 go into the most detail.)

Harold Schechter, while writing his book Deviant, asked Psycho author Robert Bloch "Why are people so fascinated by Ed Gein?" Bloch answered, "Because they haven't heard about Albert Fish."
posted by kimota at 9:22 AM on December 13, 2005

My God, kimota, that Albert Fish article is disgusting. Seriously creepy. Why haven't I heard of this guy before?
posted by painquale at 12:00 PM on December 13, 2005

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