In this installment of Pre-Code Nastiness, I'd like to place comic panels alongside the corresponding Comics Code Authority guidelines that they violate. Enjoy!
Note: This stuff is probably safe for work; however, your co-workers will think you are a psychopath.
"Scenes of excessive violence shall be prohibited. Scenes of brutal torture, excessive and unnecessary knife and gunplay, physical agony, gory and gruesome crime shall be eliminated."
"Inclusion of stories dealing with evil shall be used or shall be published only where the intent is to illustrate a moral issue and in no case shall evil be presented alluringly, nor so as to injure the sensibilities of the reader."
"Females shall be drawn realistically without exaggeration of any physical qualities."
"All lurid, unsavory, gruesome illustrations shall be eliminated."
"Suggestive and salacious illustration or suggestive posture is unacceptable."
This one's from 1956 - actually after the code was established, but subverted the censorship by being in a "magazine" not a comic (sneaky, eh? where there's a will, there's a way - this practice would continue into the 1970's via comic "magazines" like EERIE and CREEPY)
Note: Several images from The Horrors of It All, an incredible blog devoted to bringing you horror comics from ages past. Highly recommended.