Superheroes in the 60s

SUPERHEROES IN THE ‘60s: Comics & Counterculture

The origins of the superhero tradition are explored, its personification of American ideals and values, and how these attitudes and portrayals changed during the turbulent ‘60s, through the works of eight artists who not only drew definitive versions of the medium’s greatest characters—the ones being made into films today—but set trends in the art of comic book storytelling.