Glorious Gordon Godfrey waves a book titled Innocent Seduction that he attributes to an author named Fredericks. This is a swipe at a book titled Seduction of the Innocent, written by Dr. Frederick Wertham and published in 1954. The book blamed comic books for juvenile crime, and drew the attention of anti-crime crusader Senator Estes Kefauver. Although the committee eventually decided comic books were not the villains Wertham claimed, its recommendations left a threat of censorship hanging, and the comic book publishers more or less voluntarily censored themselves through the creation of the Comics Code Authority. The strict tenets of the Authority essentially ended darker comics and horror comics, leaving as the principal surviving genre - superhero comics of the sort that inspired this series of cartoons.