Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950

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If you’re from Baltimore or going to be visiting the area soon, you might want to check this out!

Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950

January 27, 2013 – August 18, 2013 | All Day

The Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

With the American economy in deep Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, a group of young, largely Jewish, artists began to create illustrated stories of superheroes and provided the nation with an optimistic antidote to a growing sense of despair and helplessness. Featuring superhero memorabilia, original comic book art, and video interviews with the creators of superheroes, offers visitors an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Golden Age of comic books.

ZAP! POW! BAM! is designed for people of all ages and backgrounds, with an interactive telephone booth, a drawing studio that allows guests to try their hands at comic book art, and a ride on the Bat Mobile.

The exhibition was curated by the late Jerry Robinson (creator of Batman’s nemesis The Joker and the artist after whom Batman’s sidekick Robin was named), who offered his many years of experience in the comic book industry to provide insight into the imaginative world of comic books.

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