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The Horror! The Horror!: Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You To Read (with DVD) | Jim Trombetta
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Censored out of existence by Congress in the 1950s, rare comic book images--many of which have been rarely seen since they were first issued--are now revealed once again in all of their eye-popping inventive outrageousness. Original.
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It's a testament to how much I love you lot that I'm sharing this 🙈 This must have been 1995; I was 15. School uniform during the day & my idea of style outside it: oversized t-shirts & acid washed jeans (a relic from the 80s?!). MJ was a fave well into late teens & I attended Malaysia's one & only MJ concert a couple years later. Memories! Not to forget a crucial element of my getup: my black Swatch 😎😂 #90sSpringFling @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

TrishB Awww lovely 💕💕 you look fab! Young and happy 😘 5y
cobwebmoth Love it! I wore a lot of oversized t-shirts too.😊 5y
CBee I loooove this!! Totally my style too back then 😂😂 5y
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BarbaraBB I love the tagged book 😂😂 but you‘re actually quite lovely and didn‘t we all dress oversized in the 90s 😉?! 5y
LeahBergen Aww, you‘re the cutest! And I, too, had a black Swatch but mine was from the ‘80s. 😂😆 5y
Reggie You look great!!! 5y
Cinfhen I had a red swatch and I thought I was SO COOL!!! Love that you‘re representing MJ ❤️❤️❤️❤️🕺🏻he‘ll forever be THE KING OF POP 5y
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing!!! Made me smile 😁 5y
Tanisha_A I love teenage batsy's look! 🙂 5y
GripLitGrl ❤Swatch watches & baggy clothes were all the 90s style😎great photo❣ 5y
britt_brooke Love it! 5y
Megabooks I was a Swatch girl too!! 👍🏻👍🏻😁 5y
readordierachel Love it ❤ 5y
Kalalalatja You are rocking that look 🙌 5y
saresmoore You were so much cooler than I was! 5y
readinginthedark 🤣💗 5y
CouronneDhiver 🤘😆 5y
Centique Oh you were so cool. I wanted a swatch BADLY. It was a symbol of everything US here, didn‘t have them in shops here for years. 5y
batsy @Centique I know, right? It was such a symbol and I was obsessed throughout my high school years, wearing whatever was gifted to me until the straps went wonky 😆💜 5y
merelybookish How cute are you?! 5y
batsy @merelybookish You're too kind 😆❤️ 5y
Lindy Sweet! And thanks for reminding me about Swatches. 😊 5y
erzascarletbookgasm I attended that concert too! It was awesome! Maybe we sat next to each other😂. You‘re a cutie! And I had tons of oversized Ts. 5y
RealLifeReading Aww love this!! I attended the MJ concert in Singapore in 1993! He postponed it at the very last minute and we had to go back again another night! 5y
batsy @Lindy 😁 5y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, friend! Yay for the oversized shirts and being at the same concert 😍 5y
batsy @RealLifeReading ❤️ So cool! We finally got to see him in '96 ☺️ 5y
CarolynM Love it😍 5y
Cathythoughts Love this ... you look brilliant, love your beautiful hair 😍 5y
batsy @CarolynM ❤️ 5y
batsy @Cathythoughts Thank you lovely, you're too sweet 💕 5y
BiblioLitten I love it!! 😍 Rockin‘ the 90s. And ohhhh MJ... huge fan!🙋🏻‍♀️ 5y
Suet624 Awww, you‘re beautiful. 5y
batsy @BiblioLitten @Suet624 Thank you, lovelies 💖 5y
rubyslippersreads Look how adorable you are! 😊 4y
batsy @rubyslippersreads ☺️❤️ 4y
GatheringBooks iloooooveit!! 💕🧚🏼‍♀️😘 4y
batsy @GatheringBooks ❤️😘 4y
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Got a new #horrorswap pick in the mail today. Super excited for this one!

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Ummm... have you guys ever been asked to do this?! It feels so shady and wrong. Context: I ordered a book for my Potterhead Swap match a while back from Wordery. The book arrived damaged, the front of the dusk jacket was all crinkled at the bottom. When I reached out to tell them about it they offered to send me a replacement (yay) but asked me to RIP OUT the title page of the original book and send it back (say whaaa?) 🤭

rabbitprincess I would just return the whole book and let them do it 😁 6y
swishandflick @rabbitprincess Thats what I thought too, but the address is in the UK and I don't really want to pay the shipping for something that's their fault. So bizarre to me! 6y
PandaPanda This must be some sort of requirement of the publisher or something? Right? This seems awful! I like the suggestion of donating it to a charity though 6y
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Bengali.bookworm That is a weird request from a bookstore... I agree with @rabbitprincess, I can't rip a book 😱 6y
jpmcwisemorgan I think it‘s to prevent the book being sold as new or being returned to a bookstore. I know books get “damaged” out of stock so that can‘t happen but I thought it was with marks, although when I was a kid I saw it with covers missing. 6y
Simona Sounds very wrong... 6y
BookNAround Bookstores have to send these stripped pages (usually it‘s the cover though) back to the publisher to get credit for the damaged book otherwise they have to absorb the loss themselves. 6y
CoffeeCatsBooks Yeah, when I worked in a bookstore we‘d have to rid the covers off the mass market books (and then chuck the books). The store would send the covers in for a partial credit. So sad! 😭 6y
swishandflick @rabbitprincess @PandaPanda @Bengali.bookworm @jpmcwisemorgan @Simona @BookNAround I totally understand the wanting to prevent it from being resold, I'm just surprised that this would be the course of action for a bad dust jacket (the book itself is fine). Like, is it ever possible to just send me a new dust jacket? Why rip books? Haha 6y
GarthRanzz I‘ve never been asked by Amazon to do that. They usually demand the whole book back or will charge me twice. Thrift Books always tells me to donate the damaged or mis-graded book. I‘ve never been asked to mutilate it. 6y
RowReads1 I was disgusted when I first found this out working in a bookstore😲. 6y
jpmcwisemorgan It seems a little excessive to me but 🤷‍♀️. I don‘t pretend to understand. It would make sense to send a new dust jacket but I doubt there are extras of those. Seems like there could be a market for that though... 6y
PirateJenny dude, that's the copyright page 6y
Jess7 No, that‘s weird. 😫 it sounds common though from reading others‘ comments. (edited) 6y
Jess7 Have you by chance learned anything about the March botm selections yet? 🤗 6y
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Great, my backyard this morning looks like a scene out of a horror movie. Care to pick which one? 😆 #MrBookWantsToKnow

dsfisher Cujo 6y
Elizabeth2 Reminds me of The Village. 😱 We‘ve had thick fog these last two days, as well. Creepy but cool. 6y
PagesOfKate I don't trust those trees! Giving me major Evil Dead vibes, definitely need to get myself a boomstick. 6y
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Txdmarie Ummmm. Every single horror movie ever made. Every. Single. One. Lol. Don‘t go out there! Just look. 👍🏻😊 6y
ghosthost I don‘t know about a movie, but it reminds me of a book. 6y
TheRiehlDeal Hands down you win the award of the most creepiest backyard ever. 😨👻 6y
Gayan It reminds me of the book I just finished, The Final Girls. 6y
rohit-sawant Ooo, this is awesome! And yeah, don't go outside like @Txdmarie said. If you do, don't turn around... 6y
BookDame Am I the only one who thinks this is beautiful and poetic? 6y
BookishBlonde12 I‘m with you @BookDame it‘s hauntingly beautiful ☺️ 6y
Lizpixie Evil Dead comes to mind. But I also think it‘s gorgeous, foggy mornings are my favourite!🖤 6y
BookDame @BookishBlonde12 I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 😊 6y
BookHermit The Witch and also The Blair Witch Project. Definitely something witchy 🧙‍♀️👀 6y
NovelGirl82 Forest of Hands and Teeth, maybe? 6y
PirateJenny The Ritual or Evil Dead 6y
catsuit_mango The Ring (Japanese version) ;) 6y
Avanders 😍😍 This is all I've ever asked for out of weather and nature ... 😁😁 (ok that's not true, but this is among my favorite types of places to be!!) 6y
BookBabe 😍😍😍 Great shot!!! 6y
GlassAsDiamonds ❤️❤️😱 6y
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I am currently updating the manga inventory spreadsheet while integrating the volumes into my bookshelves. And....I‘m getting low on space 😱😱😱 The horror, the horror!!! 😆

#manga #booknerdproblems

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Just signed up for this guy! Check out @teebe for the original post and link to sign up.

MinDea Ahhhww man. I don't know... I signed up for My Bloody Valentine and not sure I can do all that horror!!! The only horror I have read is Stephen King! And Dean Koontz, but nothing else! 6y
Schlinkles @MinDea I don‘t usually read horror and I thought this would be a good way to find some authors/books that I don‘t know about but should. 6y
MinDea So what is it? Is it like the whodunnit? 6y
Schlinkles @MinDea Yes, it‘s like the whodunnit, sending a book and a journal around the group. 6y
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When you check the tracking on your #HalloweenGoesPostal books and realize that there is a pretty good chance that they won't arrive in time. 🤞that they've given me the worst case scenario dates 😳

Kalalalatja Don't worry! If worst come to worst, you can always write to your match and tell him/her that it will be a bit delayed 😊 6y
BookHermit @Kalalalatja Thanks! I'm sure she'll understand 🙂 6y
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