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Marvel Comics brought about a revolution that changed comic books forever through its emphasis on characterization and keen awareness of pop-culture and changing trends. In 1968 DC responded to Marvel's success by pushing out its old guard of creators and bringing aboard a new editorial staff to revitalize the line. One of the first, and most startling, changes was an Emma Peel-inspired Carnaby Street makeover for a newly liberated Wonder Woman, courtesy of Dennis O'Neil and Mike Sekowsky. Meanwhile, Marvel's line expanded, and scripting chores passed from Stan Lee to a young batch of politically savvy, flower-powered up-and-comers. Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org) Pete Coogan (pictured), director of the Institute for Comic Studies, explores how the social upheaval of the late sixties led to the "modern" superhero comic in his discussion "1968: The Year Comics Met the World." The lecture is part of the Missouri History Museum's 1968 Exhibit, and admission is free.
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013

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