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Free Comic Book Day & film screening

Free Comic Book Day & film screening In-Person

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Houston Public Library! Stop by our Central Library location on Saturday, May 4th, at 11AM for a free comic book (while supplies last) and a screening of comic book documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Afterwards, be sure to browse our collection of graphic novels that you can borrow with your HPL MYLink card.

Date:
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Concourse Meeting Room
Location:
Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building
Age Group:
  Adults     Teens (13-18 yrs)  
Categories:
  Arts & Culture  

Registration is required. There are 40 seats available.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012 •​​ 55 min) 

From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about strong and healthy women.The film goes behind the scenes with actors Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (the Bionic Woman), comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as feminist icon Gloria Steinem, riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre. Wonder Women! traces the fascinating birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

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