Zap! Pow! Bam! The Super Hero: The Golden Age of Comic Books
What: An exhibit covering origins and history of comic books.
When: Through Jan. 4.
Where: The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood.
Info: For tickets and details, call 216-593-0575 or go to MaltzJewishMuseum.org.
by Michael Sangiacomo / Plain Dealer Reporter
Monday September 15, 2008, 11:59 PM
The single, framed piece of yellowed paper from the early 1940s is unique and priceless in the truest sense of the words. The page has Joe Shuster‘s story pencil drawings of Superman with an inscription by Jerry Siegel to Batman artist Jerry Robinson. Siegel quips that if he had seen Robinson’s art first, he might have hired him to draw Superman. The creators of Superman sharing a moment with the guy who created The Joker.
A comic fan’s dream.
That’s just one of more than 100 pieces on display at The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, where “Zap! Pow! Bam! The Super Hero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950” exhibit begins Tuesday.