Author(s): Jack Kirby
Degradation! Crime! Madness! Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930s to the '50s and beyond. Adventure Comics, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and works by Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby and many more, reveal the social reaction to this era of 'Reefer Madness'. Like the anti-drug propaganda film, these stories range from comically misinformed to soberly concerned about the influence of Mary Jane on the youth of America.
Jerome "Jerry" Siegel was the co-creator, along with Joe Shuster, of Superman, the first of the great comic book superheroes and one of the most recognizable of the 20th century. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1993.