The Bondage Cover wiki last edited by fesak on 05/21/14 01:24PM View full history

Bondage covers are generally considered to refer to the restraint of a female character. They were very common in the Golden Age of Comics and fairly common in the early Silver Age. Bondage covers were one key reason that psychiatrist Fredric Wertham wrote his famous 1954 book, "Seduction of the Innocent". Wertham contended that comics were corrupting the minds of young people with their excessive violence and the degradation of women. His book led to the creation of the CCA, the Comics Code Authority. It was the job of the CCA to basically censor the comic industry. Once the CCA was established, bondage covers became much less frequent and almost always depicted the restrained female in a less dangerous manner than what was previously the norm. Most of the Golden Age bondage covers not only showed a restrained woman, but also portrayed her in deadly peril from imminent attack by a villain, animal or monster.

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