The Cold War and the Comics (lecture)

  • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO, 63112 United States

Presented by the Missouri History Museum | Lee Auditorium | Free

Comic books have always functioned as a pop culture reflection of the values and ideals held at different points in modern history. During the Cold War, comic book superheroes espoused an ostensibly wholesome strength and bravery in the face of the communist threat, defending the American way of life. Join Pete Coogan, director of the Institute for Comic Studies, as he explores the ways in which the Cold War was represented in comic books and its lasting effect on comics today.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America