Scottsdale library hosts comic book art exhibit

Detective ComicsThis Saturday, May 21, Scottsdale begins hosting a new art exhibit that celebrates the Golden Age of comics.

Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 will run through Sept. 2 in the Gallery at the Civic Center Library. It’s hosted by Scottsdale Public art and organized by the Breman Museum in Atlanta.

Here’s a description:

During the economic and political turmoil of the 1930s and 1940s, comic books offered America champions who shaped the values of an entire generation. ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 explores the genesis of cultural icons such as Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, and Captain America, and the ways that those figures shaped popular opinion. Workshops and events to be announced.

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