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Kevin Smith, a self-confessed comic book fanatic, sold his vast collection in order to fund his 1994 film Clerks. The first thing Smith did with the film's profits? He bought back his collection.

[Smith wrote several Green Arrow comics for DC as well as the first eight issues of the Marvel Knights Daredevil series (with introductions by Ben Affleck).]

[In his 1954 book, Seduction of the Innocent, psychiatrist Fredric Wertheim's linked juvenile delinquency to a peculiar cultural phenomenon: the comic book. The publication of Wertheim's book led to Senate hearings and the subsequent establishment of a Comics Code Authority, which banned "all scenes of horror, excessive bloodshed, gory or gruesome crimes, depravity, lust, sadism... and masochism" therefrom.]

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