The Invisible Web

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Sarah Palin vs Tales from the Crypt

Posted by invizweb on November 1, 2008

There seems to be a horror even the Crypt Keeper and his friends are wary of.

©2007 William M. Gaines, Agent, Inc.

Hockey mom Palin vs the EC buddies ©2007 William M. Gaines, Agent, Inc.

Kevin Melrose in October wrote for Newsarama

“…Later this month Papercutz will release Tales from the Crypt #8, which features on the cover a hockey stick-wielding Gov. Sarah Palin chasing off the three narrators of EC’s horror comics, The Crypt-Keeper, The Old Witch and The Vault-Keeper.

The caricature of the Republican vice-presidental candidate asks, “Didn’t we get rid of you guys in the 50’s?” — a reference to suggestions that, as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Palin sought to ban books from the town library. (It’s contended that her inquiries were “rhetorical”; no books were actually banned during Palin’s tenure as mayor.) Of course, it’s also an obvious nod to the 1954 Senate investigation into juvenile delinquency, and the atmosphere that spawned the Comics Code Authority and effectively brought about the end of horror and crime comics…”

Read more. Kudos to Cathy Gaines Mifsud in pointing out the similarities between the Radical Right movement and the McCarthyism era politics that sought out to destroy her family’s work.

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