Trapped: A Retro Comic About the Dangers of Drug Addiction

In celebration of our quasquicentennial, today we’re taking you back to the 1950s and introducing you to the story of Bill Jones, a high school student who succumbs to peer pressure and experiments with marijuana in the thrilling comic, Trapped!

In 1951 Columbia University Press published Trapped! for the Committee on Narcotics of the Welfare Council of New York City. Produced for the Communication Materials Center by Information Comics Division, Harvey Publications, Inc., Trapped! tells the story of Bill Jones’ descent from popular varsity athlete to juvenile delinquent. When the marijuana no longer gives him the desired high, he moves on to heroin. Read all about Bill’s tumultuous journey below!

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