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Friday, March 25 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CAC #1: Hitler's Brain in an Ape's Body: Nazis in Comics

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What is a superhero without a supervillain? And what is more supervillain than a Nazi? For decades, Nazis have filled the role of the symbolic counterpoint to comic books' greatest heroes. They're the gift that keeps on giving because they stand for evil in iconic and mythic ways. Because the world of comics allows for exaggeration, they can be used in all sorts of interesting ways, such as putting Hitler's brain in an ape's body. Peter Coogan (Washington University at St. Louis) leads a discussion on the relationship between Nazis and superheroes, and why Nazis were the perfect supervillains for Golden Age superheroes.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 411