Wednesday, June 17 8pm-10pm EST:
Flashback to the early 1940s when the “Golden Age” of comic books was in full swing. Little boys and girls all across America were clamoring for the next edition of their favorite comic book, eager to see how pure-hearted superheroes like Superman or Wonder Woman would defeat those pesky evil villains and save the day. But by the early 1950s, between a post-World War II society and accusations of being linked to violence among adolescents, comic books struggled to capture the hearts and minds they once did.
Enter the “Silver Age” of comic books — the morally-perfect superheroes replaced with more relatable, flawed heroes dealing with unresolved issues from a troubled past. These stories led to a revival of the medium, geared no longer toward young children, but adults. This is the story of an era that produced some of the greatest artists, superheroes, and storytelling in the history of comic books.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the Silver Age of comic books, a period between 1956-1970 that introduced hyper-realistic superheroes into real-world settings, blurring the lines between fact and fiction.
Led by award-winning comic book art illustrator and historian Arlen Schumer, author of The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, this pop culture “VisuaLecture” is filled with some of the most stylized images and art in comic book history.
*And if you can’t make the webinar LIVE, buying a ticket allows you to watch a recording of it for up to a week AFTER!