THURSDAY, MAY 20 @ 9:30pm EST:
Some of the greatest comic book artists of their generation created some of their greatest works during The Silver Age of Comics (circa 1956-1972). They not only drew definitive versions of the medium’s greatest characters—the ones being made into films and television shows today—but often set trends in the art of comic book storytelling itself!
And while their art reflected the dominant motifs of the 1960s, from the futuristic idealism of the Kennedy years to the post-Vietnam realism of the late ‘60s, the superheroes they drew changed as well—from establishment conservatives like Superman, The Flash and Green Lantern, to counterculture liberals like Spider-Man, Dr. Strange and Green Arrow.
Join New York Adventure Club and comic book-style illustrator and historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as we explore the origins of the superhero tradition, its personification of American ideals and values, and how these attitudes and portrayals changed during that most turbulent of 20th Century decades!
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