October 31 – November 3, 2019
Program Details 2017*
“Backwards, in High Heels, and a Cape”: A History of Women in Comic Books
Comic books have been published in the USA for 80 years, developing a fascinating modern mythology. Loaded with heroes & villains, monsters & miracles, they have both reflected the times & portrayed ageless archetypes. The success of blockbuster movies based on comics has catapulted characters out of their brightly-colored niche into stardom. We’ll blaze through a couple dozen Maids of Might & Sisters of Steel, discussing why some have become famous (or infamous). We’ll celebrate Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, the Black Widow, & yes, Squirrel Girl. Join us for superpowers and spandex!
Alan Baltis is an alpha geek, an app/website/database developer, author, & speaker. A collector, with 100K+ comic books, magazines, books, puzzles, games, CDs, & LPs. Been to 48/50 state capitols with wonderful M wife Colleen. In Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not” for hugging 833 people in an hour. Mensa member for 40 years, in for life. Won on Jeopardy in 2013. Favorite color orange, favorite food deep-dish pizza, childhood hero Doc Savage. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, friend him on Facebook!
*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.
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