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The 20th Century in Comics: How Comics Have Reflected Our Global Society

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Captain America in the 1940s fought in WW2. Superman on the Radio in the 40s, actually battled hatemongers. Even BATMAN fought against the “axis of evil” in both comics and films. Comics have influenced and been influenced by the world in which they dwell. Aside from entertainment, they’ve reflected a people’s attitudes towards countries, races, religions, and more. Join Alex Simmons as he guides the audience through a stroll down the playground of Imagineering giants. He’ll touch on their connection to: Social Studies – How social climates and attitudes can affect the creation of a character or story; Literature – How some comic book characters, or plots, were influenced by classic tales, i.e. the Hulk/Frankenstein, Green Arrow/Robin Hood, or Robinson Crusoe.; and Mythology – How some comic book characters are influenced by myths.


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

MPL - Main

Alex Simmons 



Registration Closes On
Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/29/2018 - 10/29/2018 Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Montclair, MPL - Main  Map Alex Simmons