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The Comic Book Heroes

Working-Class Comic Book Heroes to be Focus of Thursday Talk

The Weatherford Library will host a book discussion by Dr. Marc DiPaolo, assistant professor in the SWOSU Department of Language & Literature, this Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m. at the library, 219 E. Franklin. 

Dr. DiPaolo will discuss a book he recently edited entitled, Working-Class Comic Book Heroes – Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics.

“In comic books, superhero stories often depict working-class characters who struggle to make ends meet, lead fulfilling lives, and remain faithful to themselves and their own personal code of ethics,” DiPaolo said. “Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics examines working-class superheroes and other protagonists who populate heroic narratives in serialized comic books. Essayists analyze and deconstruct these figures, viewing their roles as fictional stand-ins for real-world blue-collar characters.”

Refreshments will be provided and copies of the book will be available for purchase.  The public is invited. For additional information, contact the Weatherford Library, 580.772.3591.