Monsters, Menace, and Mystery: 1950's-60's Atlas/Marvel Comic Books [F-17-45]

Presenter: Douglas (Doug) Rose
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 5 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 1:30 PM 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
Status: Course Update: The readings for 10/18/17 "Monsters, Menace, and Mystery..." have been posted on the course page.

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Years before Marvel Comics introduced its universe of superheroes (The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Iron Man, The X-Men, etc.), they attracted readers with stories presenting Earth-threatening creatures (such as “Rommbu!”, “Grottu!”, “Fin Fang Foom!”) and the extraordinary (“The Man Who Lost the World!”, “The Hidden Face”, “The Voice of Fate!”) in issues of Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish, and Journey into Mystery, among others. Such fantastic stories were created by writer Stan Lee and a team of illustrators including Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, and Steve Ditko. Participants in this class will examine and discuss selected stories for their interesting themes and the illustrators’ distinctive styles. Cap: 20

NOTE: Participants are asked to read the dated assignments before coming to  class.

View the READINGS (starting with the presenters "HOW-TO..." list:

Rose-HOW-TO-ACCESS-THE-STORIES.pdf (updated 09-28-17)

(For 10-25-17)
Rose-1a-Ruler-for-10-25-17-4pp.pdf
Rose-1b-Ruler-for-10-25-17-2pp.pdf
Rose-1c-Ruler-for-10-25-17-2pp.pdf
Rose-2a-The-Serpent-for-10-25-17-3pp.pdf
Rose-2b-The-Serpent-for-10-25-17-3pp.pdf
Rose-3-Face!-for-10-25-17-6pp.pdf
Rose-4a-Comic-Strip-for-10-25-17-3pp.pdf
Rose-4b-Comic-Strip-for-10-25-17-3pp.pdf

(For 10-18-17)
Rose-1-Hidden-for-10-18-17-5pp.pdf
Rose-2-Last-Man-for-10-18-17-5pp.pdf
Rose-3-Speed-for-10-18-17-5pp.pdf
Rose-4-Ultimate-for-10-18-17-5pp.pdf
Rose-5-Captain-Kragg-for-10-18-17-5pp.pdf

(For 10-11-17)
Rose-1-Uboongi-for-10-11-17-6pp.pdf
Rose-2-Fate-for-10-11-17-6pp.pdf
Rose-3-Clock-for-10-11-17-6pp.pdf
Rose-4-Played-Dead-for-10-11-17-6pp.pdf

(For 10-04-17)
Rose-1-Crawls-for10-04-17-9pp.pdf
Rose-2-Ghost-2-for10-04-17-8pp.pdf
Rose-3-Krangro-for10-04-17-7pp.pdf
Rose-4a-Fin-Fang-Foom-Part1-7pp.pdf
Rose-4b-Fin-Fang-Foom-Part2-4pp.pdf
Rose-4c-Fin-Fang-Foom-Part3-3pp.pdf

Doug Rose’s lifelong interest in comic books inspired him to create and teach the popular course “Comic Books as Literature” at SUNY Canton from 2001-2008.



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