MEET LEV GLEASON, A REAL-LIFE COMICS
Gleason was a titan among Golden
Age comics publishers who fought back against the censorship campaigns and
paranoia of the Red Scare. After dropping out of Harvard to fight in France,
Gleason moved to New York City and eventually made it big with groundbreaking
titles like Daredevil and Crime Does Not
Brett Dakin, Gleason's great-nephew,
opens up the family archives-and the files of the FBI-to take you on a journey
through the publisher's life and career. In American Daredevil, you'll learn the
truth about Gleason's rapid rise to the top of comics, unapologetic Progressive
activism, and sudden fall from grace.
it was Dr. Frederic Wertham and Seduction of the Innocent or the House
Un-American Activities Committee, Gleason was always ready to take on the enemy.