The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Part VI, P. 613 to P. 636 (end) Summary & Analysis

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Part VI, P. 613 to P. 636 (end) Summary

Ch. 17- On April 21st and 22nd there are Senate hearings on the bad effects of comics, held in New York City. Dr. Frederic Wertham repeats the attacks on comics that are printed in his book. On the 2nd day of hearings, Sammy Clay testifies after two rather shady characters. A Senator alleges that the comic characters, Batman and Robin, and other pairs of adults and boys in comics, represent subliminal pedophile relationships. The Senator claims that these characters represent Sammy's own tendencies. Sammy has been exposed as homosexual on national TV.

Ch. 18- Sammy is in shock and after the hearings goes with Rosa and Joe to get drunk in a nearby bar. Sam is disappointed that neither is in the least shocked, and that they clearly know about his tendencies. Sammy has them go home...

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