On The Scene with Comics At Columbia: Past, Present, Future

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If Karen Green wasn’t a rock star comics librarian before last night’s opening gala, she is now! So: the gist: A few years ago, 2005 to be exact, the Ancient & Medieval History and Religion Librarian at Columbia University noticed a need for graphic novels to support the faculty and curriculum of the University. She […]

To do tonight: Brooklyn Comes to Morningside Heights

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It’s been a busy, busy few weeks of comics events in the NYC area, and here’s one more: the final event for the year in Columbia’s graphic novel program.

Al Jaffee archives going to Columbia University

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Librarian Karen Green has done it again! She’s gotten venerable cartoonist Al Jaffee (The Mad fold-in guy) to give his archives to the growing collection at Columbia University. : Karen Green, a Columbia librarian, approached Mr. Jaffee at last year’s New York Comic Con, a gathering place for popular-culture fans, and asked him if was […]

On the Scene: Celebrating Golden Age Comics at Columbia University

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On January 23rd, Columbia University Library acquired a double-bill of Golden Age related comics materials, including the research materials Larry Tye compiled to write his Superman biography, The High Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero, and six 1940’s BATMAN scripts from the estate of Jerry Robinson. These add to the ongoing Rare Book and […]

Alternative X-Factor: Chris Claremont Reveals What Might Have Been

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Chris Claremont reveals what might have been in X-Factor #1. Read on to discover Alan Moore’s involvement!