August 29, 2016
The Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University will launch its 2016-17 season on Sept. 3 with VICTORY FOR A DIME: THE FIGHTING COMIC BOOKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. A slideshow lecture by exhibition curator Mark Fertig, associate professor and chair of Susquehanna's Department of Art, will be held in Degenstein Center Theater at 7 o'clock opening night. The exhibition runs through Oct. 2.
The comic book industry reached dizzying heights during World War II, when comics became an integral part in America's propaganda war and forever cemented a place in American popular culture. This unprecedented exhibition, featuring more than 100 poster-size covers, offers a look at the moment when a bunch of talented dreamers, most of them Jewish kids in New York, created iconic characters who battled it out with the Axis while the fate of the world hung in the balance.
The Lore Degenstein Gallery, located in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed for university recesses; call 570-372-4059 for an appointment when classes are not in session.
All gallery events are free and open to the public.