“Comic book Superheroes are a mirror of modern America. Superheroes represent the very best image of ourselves. Their worlds are purely fictional but their experiences and struggles echo our own reality. Through Superheroes we celebrate our triumphs and confront our fears. This is their story…”
Superheroes are coming to Mobile this fall. The History Museum of Mobile is proud to announce the opening of its original, one-time exhibition Up, Up & Away: Evolution of the American Comic Book Superhero
, which explores how super
heroes turned America’s comic book industry into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
The exhibit will open Oct. 20, 2012 with a Superheroes Invade the Museum family event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors dressed like their favorite villain or superhero will receive free admission that evening.
Up, Up, & Away will tell the fascinating story of how superheroes have evolved from before 1938′s introduction of Superman to 2011′s relaunch of DC’s “New 52.” Themes touched on by the exhibit include anti-heroes and sidekicks, historical and literary traditions of comic books and superheroes, character stereotypes and reflections of American heritage.
The exhibit will also feature more than 150 comic books and original superheroes drawn by local artists.
The exhibit will close March 3, 2013.