A look back at Dr. Fredric Wertham and his claims that comic books are evil
According to Wertham, both Superman and Wonder Woman encouraged a fascist society where children either identified with superheroes and considered everyone else inferior or became “submissive and receptive to the blandishments of strong men who [would] solve all their social problems for them – by force.” He compared Superman to the Nazis – “we should, I suppose, be thankful that it is not an S.S.” on his chest – and listed the superhero’s attributes as “overwhelming physical strength, domination, power, ruthlessness, [and] emancipation from the morals of the community.”
Irony alert: Superman's creators were both Jewish. Double irony alert: And from Cleveland.
Big surprise alert: He doesn't care for Batman (apparently a pedophile) or Wonder Woman (a lesbian) either. (via Gravity Lens