TIL that ‘Penny dreadful’, which started in Britain in the 1830’s, were the first ‘Pop Culture’ product. The serial stories, mass produced for new, young readers, sold up to a million copies per week. Each chapter had 8-16 pages and cost a penny. Sensational topics included crime, the supernatural.

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