Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Events: The History and Future of Superheroes


Wednesday 23 November / 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
The Gallery, Central Library 2 Fieldway Crescent N5 1PF

Paul Gravett - the writer of Great British Comics, Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese comics, Graphic Novels: Stories To Change Your Life, and 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die brings you a special talk on the world-straddling phenomenon of the superhero. Secret Origins are exposed and Secret Identities unmasked in this illustrated overview of the birth, growth and evolution of this frequently misunderstood and mind-bending genre. Taking in such diverse topics as The Golden Age origins of the superhero through to it's sixties DC and Marvel heyday and then on to it's modern incarnation and taking in such such icons as Batman, Spider-Man, The X-Men and Superman and such favourite authors as Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar and Ed Brubaker this is a must for both die-hard comics fans and anyone curious to see what all the fuss is about... You will be astounded, thrilled and amazed as your eyes are opened to one of the most exciting mediums on the planet.

Signed copies of ‘1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die’ will be available to buy at the event. This is a free event but numbers are limited. To obtain a ticket please phone 0207 527 6960 or email:

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