In February 1952, as part of the observance of the Catholic Book Week students at St. Paul’s High School in the Green Ridge section of Scranton took part in a comic book burning.
The students destroyed over 1,000 comic books that were deemed “undesirable.”
Here is the article that appeared in the Scranton Times dealing with the burning.
Celebrating Batman – March 27, 2019
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 14 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast