adLib series: Superheroes and Tentacles: How Censorship shaped Comic Books


Wednesday, September 13, 2017


4:30 pm


Library Main Library

Superheroes and Tentacles: How Censorship shaped Comic Books
With Rachelle Ramer, Science Librarian
4:30pm - We will meet in the Library Lobby then move up to the Zines are in room 255.

Ever wonder how comic books and superheroes became so intertwined in America? We’ll discuss the history of comics in the U.S., compare that with manga in Japan, and consider the consequences, including the unintended ones, of attempts to regulate a creative medium.

adLIB is an event series that pairs the interests of Librarians and students in programs that inspire curiosity and build relationships. adLIB intends to engage a spirit of spontaneity and curiosity to encourage Vassar students to cultivate genuine interest in the Libraries’ extensive collections, supportive services and informative people. adLIB programs are casual, informal opportunities for students to discover and explore possibilities in our libraries that can be applied to academic work and beyond.

All events will convene in the library lobby at 4:30 unless otherwise noted.

Amanda Burdine