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The History of Comics in America with Author Brad Ricca

The History of Comics in America
Monday, August 3, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Super Boys book cover - yellow background with superman legs visible as he flies off of the top of the cover city on bottom of  the cover. Super Boys text in the middleJoin us for a overview of the history of comics and superheroes in the United States, touching on how art and early publishing practices combined to create what is now the driving niche of the American popular culture. 

Ricca teaches at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a recipient of a 2014 Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artist in Literature.  Brad Ricca is the author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster - The Creators of Superman
 
Superboys is A comprehensive literary biography of the creators of the Superman character draws on a decade of research and new discoveries to provide coverage of such lesser-known topics as the real inspiration for Lois Lane, Siegel's secret work during World War II and the story behind Siegel's father's suspicious death.

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:30pm

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