Lunch and Learn: "Backwards, In High Heels, And A Cape”: A History of Women in Comic Books | Kent State University

Lunch and Learn: "Backwards, In High Heels, And A Cape”: A History of Women in Comic Books

Clark Commons and Room 113

 

Comic books have been published in the United States for almost 80 years, developing a fascinating modern mythology. Loaded with heroes and villains, monsters and miracles, they have both reflected the times and portrayed ageless archetypes. The success of blockbuster movies based on comic books has catapulted characters out of their brightly-colored niche and into the popular consciousness. We’ll blaze through a couple dozen Maids of Might & Sisters of Steel, discussing why some have become famous (or infamous) around the world. We’ll celebrate Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, the Black Widow, Elektra, and yes, Squirrel Girl. Join us for an entertaining, informative hour of super-powers and spandex!

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