The story

World War II was over, but as the 1940s gave way to the 1950s, a new evil lurked in the land.

It attracted a youthful audience -- boys, mostly -- who fell victim to its colorful images, dripping in red, and gave money to its purveyors.

Authorities took notice. The United States had a new menace, they said, one whose name started with "c" and whose first syllable rhymed with "bomb." Read full article »

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