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Comics On The Decline

I’m getting lots of email like this:

I feel exactly the same way about my experience with comics growing up. I count at THE reason I am such an avid reader today. My concern is that I may not want to pass that experience on to my son (or daughter, but who are we kidding?). Have you checked out the standard Marvel titles today? The are chock full of the worst kind of relativism, political correctness, and

left-wing values. There was always a strain of this when I was reading,

especially in titles like X-Men and The New Mutants, but it is worse than

anything I’ve seen. Moreover, they are coming close to porn these days.

Characters in bed together, sex being a regular topic, etc. I guess I will

start collecting the classic editions.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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