Most everyone knows about the new Man of Steel movie coming out this month, but did you know June of this year is the 75th anniversary of Superman? Making his first appearance in June 1938, Superman was a champion for the oppressed, he could not fly (he leapt everywhere), and was not yet vulnerable to Kryptonite (that was added to his story during the 1940s radio show). Superman rang in the golden era of comics and created an icon that represents the best qualities an individual should strive towards.
Check out these sites to learn more about the Man of Steel!
Read the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics #1
Infographic’s Timeline History of Superman
The Superman Homepage
ComicVine’s History of Superman
We’re doing things a little differently this year for Comics Fest activities at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.
Instead of having one large event at our Central (downtown) location, we’re switching things up!
There will be a Comics Fest event at our Orchard Park location on Saturday, August 10 from 12 pm until 4 pm. The library is located at 4570 S. Buffalo Street in Orchard Park, three blocks south of the 20A/277 intersection.
Another Comics Fest event will be held at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. library on Saturday, October 5. The time of this event is TBA, so stay tuned for more information. Merriweather is located at 1324 Jefferson Avenue, at the corner of Jefferson and Utica.
An event is also being planned for the Central Library. Stay tuned for more information, as well as more details about the other events, including guest speakers, workshops and more!