Saturday, November 1, 2014
ATTACK OF THE POISONOUS MUSHROOM GROWTH!
Last night I returned home from trick or treating with my daughter to discover a most excellent Halloween present waiting for me in the mailbox: my contributor copies of the latest issue of FORTEAN TIMES MAGAZINE. My article "Attack of the Poisonous Mushroom Growth!' is the cover feature of the November 2014 issue (#320). My article explores the moral panic sparked by the taboo-shattering American horror comic books of the 1950s, postulating that the devastating witch hunt mounted against these comics was nothing more than a clever distraction designed specifically to draw attention away from the real horror stories (i.e., political conspiracies) lurking just beneath the picture-perfect surface of Eisenhower's America. Rush to your nearest Barnes and Noble (or any other well-stocked newsstand) and pick up your copy of FORTEAN TIMES #320 TODAY! Tell 'em Ogo the Clown sent ya!