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  • Published: 17 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781506702278
  • Imprint: Dark Horse Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $40.00

Reefer Madness



Degradation! Crime! Madness! Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930's to the 1950's and beyond. Adventure Comics, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and works by Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, and many more, reveal the social reaction to this era of "Reefer Madness". Like the anti-drug propaganda film, these stories range from comically misinformed to soberly concerned about the influence of Mary Jane on the youth of America. Eisner and Harvey Award winner Craig Yoe brings us his newest collection of wacky, wild, and culturally relevant comics.

See how marijuana was perceived in the days of ignorance before it was legalized by the visionary people of Oregon, Washington, and Colorado!

See marijuana demonized as a "Satan's cigarettes" in 1950's comics!

  • Published: 17 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781506702278
  • Imprint: Dark Horse Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Eric Schlosser

Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. He has received a number of journalistic honours, including a National Magazine Award in the US for an earlier version of Reefer Madness. His first book, Fast Food Nation, has been a bestseller in Britain, Japan and the United States.

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