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2nd Annual Graphic Novels Event: Superheroes and Scholars


Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, at 3:00 PM


First Floor Lounge

Event Description:

Falvey Memorial Library, in partnership with the Villanova University Writing Center, invites you to discuss superheroes and scholars at our Second Annual Graphic Novel Event, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the first floor lounge. Graphic novel writer and Philadelphia resident John Arcudi will give the keynote address. He is best known for developing The Mask for Dark Horse Comics, and his work served as the basis for the 1994 film starring Jim Carey. He has also written for both DC and Marvel Comics, taking on superheroes like Superman, the Flash and Wonder Woman. Arcudi recently tackled the superhero genre from a more cynical perspective in his original graphic novel, A God Somewhere (Wildstorm, 2010). The story charts the loss of faith and reason in Eric, an everyman who emerges from a deadly accident with superpowers. Publishers Weekly calls the graphic novel “harrowing,” and USA Today says it is “a bold and risky book that dares to offer a challenging new take on what it would be like to be a super-man.”

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 4:00 PM in Room 207
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 2:00 PM in Room 204
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 4:00 PM in Room 207


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