THE DEATHS OF SUPERMAN

A new VisuaLecture by comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) at The Triad Theater, 158w72, NYC, on Saturday, June 29 @ 3:00pm

Both George Reeves, the Baby Boom Generation’s TV Superman, and Curt Swan, its favorite Superman artist, died in the month of June. Together, under the shared editorial guidance of DC Comics’ Mort Weisinger, both men’s bodies of work constitute what we know of, think of, and see when we hear the name, “Superman.” Come to Arlen Schumer’s new VisuaLecture and find out WHY.

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50 YEARS OF NEAL ADAMS’ BATMAN!

THE TRIAD THEATER  158W72  NYC  SATURDAY, MAY 18th  2:00 PM

 
2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Hall-of-Fame comic book artist Neal Adams beginning his four-year-plus stretch of stunning solo Batman stories that, following the damage done to the character by the campy TV series, rebooted Batman back to his original roots as a creature of the night, transforming the “Caped Crusader” into the “Dark Knight” we have known and loved ever since. Teamed with DC Comics writer Denny O’Neil and others, Adams’ dynamic draftsmanship and visual virtuosity birthed a body of Batman stories that many consider the definitive version of the 80-year-old character. Join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he revisits, and rejoices in, the fabulous first year of Adams’ historic Batman run. 

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THE ARTIST/CREATOR OF SPIDER-MAN & DR. STRANGE!

Hall of Fame comic book artist, writer and storyteller STEVE DITKO passed away in 2018, after a 7-decade career that spanned multiple genres and publishers, creating (or co-creating) legacy characters like Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and so many others. Pop culture historian and author/designer Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) presents an overview of Ditko’s career highlights in his new VisuaLecture.
 
Tuesday, April 23 8:00pm Triad Theater 158 W72 NYC
 
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THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE VisuaLecture at the TRIAD THEATER in NYC on SATURDAY, MARCH 30th @ 2:30pm:

In advance of CBS' new Twilight Zone TV series on April 1, pop culture historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, Visions from The Twilight Zone and The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) traces the original series' roots in 20th Century surrealism, and its influence on psychedelia, televison, film, modern art and popular culture, in a unique multimedia presentation that combines the words, images, and music of the legendary television show!
 

 

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SAN DIEGO COMIC FEST SCHEDULE

My complete SAN DIEGO COMIC FEST schedule, March 8-10:
 
1. The 50th Anniversary of Jim Steranko's Captain America: Palm B-3/8@11:30AM

2. MARVELMANIA The 50th Anniversary: Palm A-3/8@1:00PM 

3. DITKO An Arlen Schumer VisuaLecture: Montgomery-3/8@7:00PM 

4. Remembering BATTON LASH: Lunar Cafe-3/9@2:00PM

5. The 60th Anniversary of the Twilight Zone: Montgomery-3/9@7:00PM

6. 50 Years of Neal Adams' Batman: Palm B-3/10@12:00PM
 
 
For more info on each VisuaLecture: https://www.sdcomicfest.org/arlen-schumer/
 
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THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JIM STERANKO’S CAPTAIN AMERICA VisuaLecture!

Monday, March 4, 7:00pm, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; free & open to the public:

"2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of writer/artist Jim Steranko’s Captain America trilogy that many still consider the greatest Captain America story ever told, for both its story and its art. The impact of Steranko’s three issues, a tour-de-force of the firebrand’s verbal and visual storytelling skills and talents that branded him the Jimi Hendrix of Comics during Steranko’s similar meteoric rise to fame in the late-‘60s, is in converse proportion to their small number. Join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he revisits, and revels in, Steranko’s Captain America magnum opus.”

For more info, go to Art Center College of Design

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