"I have been reading comic books for seven to nine years. Every kind of book that was written, I have never robbered a bank or thinks like that."
From the series: Committee Papers, compiled 1816 - 2011. Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2011
This letter was received by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Special Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. Teenager Robert Merdian wrote to express his support for comic books, which were then being investigated by the subcommittee to determine whether a relationship existed between juvenile violence and crime and such media as television and comic books.