When you think about all the times our parents told us to stop reading comic books, it's amazing comics survived.
But survive they did, and now they are central to American culture... at least in the movies and TV. Have you SEEN how many movies and TV shows feature characters who first appeared in the comics?
Mike Madrid is a comic lover and documenter, with several books on costumed heroines, including The Supergirls. He comes to Ashland for the Lit Fest on Saturday at the SOU library, and joins us for a preview.
And we add Laura Kimberly, the Medford library branch manager. She is also the organizer of the Medford Comic Con, a convention for comics lovers.
We explore the enduring appeal of comics.