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  From Cave Art to Superheroes: Comic Books & Social Commentary
  February 9, 2014

2:30 - 6:00 p.m.

2:30 - 4:15 p.m. Refreshments and Presentation
4:15 - 6:00 p.m. Self Guided Museum Tour

Geppi's Entertainment Museum
3rd Floor
301 W. Camden Street
Baltimore, MD

From Cave Art to Superheroes:
Comic Books and Social Commentary

featuring Mark S. Zaid ’89

War, sex, civil rights, politics, censorship, violence, terrorism…and comic books. Come enjoy a unique, educational, and humorous visual-arts presentation by Mark S. Zaid ’89, tracing the historical creation and development of comic books and their characters, particularly how comics addressed the social issues of the day. Zaid lectures internationally on the topic, is an advisor to The Overstreet Comic Book Price & Grading Guide, and is the co-founder of the Comic Book Collecting Association. He also owns, which specializes in rare and esoteric comic books from 1930–1963.

As Managing Partner of Mark S. Zaid, P.C., Zaid is a recognized legal expert on national security and intelligence issues. He curated the Superheroes in Court: Lawyers, Law & Comic Books exhibit at the University of Miami and Yale Law School, and his book, The Little Book of Comic Book and Animation Law, is to be published by the American Bar Association in 2014. Zaid is chairman of the University’s Washington, D.C. Council for the George Eastman Circle, a member of the Washington, D.C. Regional Cabinet, and the inaugural recipient of the John N. Wilder Award in 2009.

Admission is $15 and includes refreshments as well as a self-guided tour of the museum.

We are pleased to offer free admission to alumni celebrating their reunion this year. 
Reunion class years end in a 4 or 9.

Please register below or if questions email: or phone 877.635.4672 or 585.273.5888

Learn, Discover, Heal, Create ---- and Make the World Ever Better

Alumni (non-reunion), parents, friends, and all guests
 @  $15.00
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