First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

Love and Rockets and Alternative Comics

The 1980s comics movement offered an alternative to earlier mainstream superhero comics with groundbreaking works like Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez’s series Love and Rockets. Middlebury professor Enrique Garcia discusses the importance of this series and how its use of irony, parody, and nostalgia play with readers’ notions of race, ethnicity, and gender.

This video was recorded at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction on February 5, 2020.

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