Author Bradford W. Wright will discuss the role of comic books in American society and youth culture at noon on Wednesday, April 14, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
In his Johns Hopkins University Press book, Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America, Wright delves into the history of comic book industry in 20th century America. From Batman's Depression- era battles against corrupt politicians to Iron Man's Cold War adventures in Vietnam, Wright shows how writers and illustrators have used comic books to address serious issues that range from nuclear war to drug abuse. Wright's talk will also explore the role comic books play in shaping adolescents into consumers. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Additional information about Comic Book Nation is online at www.press.jhu.edu/books/title_pages/1332.html. A digital image of the book's cover is available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is co-sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Press and is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by The Johns Hopkins University Office of Special Events, now in its 38th season of cultural programming on the Homewood campus. Admission is free. For further information, call the Office of Special Events at 443-287-9900.
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