New York Times from 1911 and
Fred ric Wertham, Saturday Review of Books, 1948
In support of the Kid's point of view, comic bashing was here before WERTHAM. Check out the New York Times article from 1911 first. It doesn't attack comic book because they were not “invented” yet. Instead we see the same sort of attack on the Sunday color comic sections of local newspapers, thirty years before the comic book, as we know it, made it to the stands.