70-Year-Old Comic Book Law Resurfaces In Sacramento

Owners of Sacramento comic book shops could face misdemeanors if they sell certain comic books to minors. A decades-old comic book law, signed in 1959, prohibits selling and distributing comics that show a crime with five or six pictures accompanied by a narrative. Sacramento County public information officers have found that the law is still valid and in the books, even though it may be considered outdated and obsolete. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s executive director says the law comes from the 1950s when Senate hearings were held on juvenile delinquency involving comics.