"Vampires, ghouls, and werewolves shall all be permitted to be used when handled in the classic tradition, such as Frankenstein, Dracula, and other high-caliber literary works, written by Edgar Allan Poe, Saki, Conan Doyle and other respected authors whose works are read in schools around the world."
Comics Code, as revised 1971
When you're writing the Comics Code, irony is optional.
Credit where credit is due: I found this quote in Reading Comics, by Douglas Wolk.
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