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Pow! Zap! Oy! The Golden Age of Comics

Event Type: Main Library Adult Program
Date: 5/9/2010
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 How Jewish Immigrants and First Generation Jews Created the Comic Book and Its Super-Heroes

As part of One Book One Bloomington and Beyond, Michael Uslan, movie producer, former Bloomington resident, and comic book collector, writer, and expert, will discuss the Golden Age of comic books. The Golden Age of comics is generally thought of as ranging from the late 1930s to the late 1940s. During this time, modern comics were first published and enjoyed a surge of popularity, the archetype of the superhero was created and many of the famous superheroes debuted, among them Superman in 1938.

Michael Uslan is the executive producer of the Batman films from Batman to The Dark Knight. He has also written a number of comic books and books that chronicle the history of comics including America At War A History of War Comics, Mysteries in Space A History of Science Fiction Comics, and The Pow! Zap! Wham! Comic Book Trivia Quiz Book. His additional writing credits feature the internationally syndicated newspaper comic strip, Terry and the Pirates; the historic comic book project with Stan Lee, Just Imagine; and the hardback Batman graphic novel, Detective 27.

No registration necessary, please drop in and stay for light refreshments.
Library: Monroe County Public Library    Main Library and Ellettsville Branch Location Directions and Maps
Location: Auditorium
Contact: Sarah Bowman