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WILL MURRAY, QUINCY’S PULP AND COMIC BOOK AUTHOR:

“FROM EARLY PULP TO ‘THE GOLDEN AGE OF SUPERHEROES’”

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 7:00 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY

In the second event in the Society’s history of popular culture series, Quincy’s own pulp novelist, comic book writer, and literary historian, Will Murray, will discuss how the tales, heroes, and tropes of pulp magazines and comic books evolved into today’s “Golden Age of Superheroes,” the dominant entertainment genre in movies and television. A 1971 North Quincy High graduate, Murray has authored scores of novels and short stories, featuring such classic pulp fiction stalwarts as Doc Savage, King Kong, Tarzan, and the Phantom. For Marvel Comics, he is the co-creator, with Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, of Squirrel Girl, one of Marvel’s most popular characters and star of an upcoming TV series.

 

 

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The Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society takes you through more than 400 years of some of America's richest, most influential history.Meet rebels and reformers, workers and visionaries:

John and Abigail Adams and others who helped create the United States;

Granite workers who moved 5-ton blocks and helped change the look of America;

Three centuries of shipbuilders, culminating in 30,000 men and women who built the ships that helped win World War II;

Entrepreneurs who brought Americans
28 flavors of ice cream, do-it-yourself home repair, and drive-thru coffee and doughnuts.

Interactive audio and video.

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