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From Black & White to Blockbuster: An Adventure through Comic History

From Black & White to Blockbuster: An Adventure through Comic History

May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Ever wonder how our blockbuster superheroes of today leapt off the pages of early newspapers? Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2022 as Curator of Collections and Exhibits Tamara Lange takes us on a super-powered fly-by of comic and superhero history. Travel through the Platinum Age of Comics, including the rise of comic books out of the early days of political cartoons, to the Golden Age, with the debut of the likes of Superman and Captain America.

Cover of Action Comics #1, featuring the debut of Superman. June 1938.

We will then *KAPOW* our way through the Silver, Bronze and Dark Ages of comics before arriving in 1996, with the debut of Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come, which marked the arrival of the Modern Age of comics, characters, books, movies, and more!

Cover of Kingdome Come (1997 DC Comics), art by Alex Ross

This special program is part of the traveling exhibit Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross on display at the Museum through June 25, 2022.  The exhibit and this program are included with regular museum admission – $9 Adults, $7 Seniors (62+), $7 – Active Military, $5 Youth (6-17), Free – Children 0-5, Free – Museum Members.

Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross was developed by the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, www.dunnmuseum.org. Locally supported by Bugle Comics LLCFreaktoyz, and Boneck Printing.

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May 21, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Included with Regular Admission
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