LLI: Flying With Superman in the 1940s and 1950s: Examining An American Pop Culture Icon

These four classes will deal with the Superman history through comic books, examine how Superman created an industry in his 1938 debut in Action Comics No. 1, and look at collecting comics in the 21st century.  We will view a history DVD, hear several episodes of the Adventures of Superman radio show, view a chapter of a Superman movie serial, and view and discuss the pilot of the Adventures of Superman TV series.

Convener: Mike Korcek graduated from NIU in 1970 with a B.A. in journalism and went on to spend his career in that field. He spent four decades in the NIU Office of Sports Information, 22 of these years as director. He received the Donald R. Grubb Journalism Alumnus of the Year Award in 1998. Thanks to George Reeves, he became a Superman fan at age seven and has continued that interest.

The NIU Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), established in 2000, is a member-directed group of individuals primarily age 50 plus who enjoy learning in informal, flexible, non-competitive groups and like connecting with peers who share their interests. No grades, no tests – just Learning for the Fun of It.

Thursday, April 6 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Holmes Student Center
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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$85.00 for the entire Spring term

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