The Rare Book and Manuscript Library has acquired the research materials and library used by journalist Larry Tye for his acclaimed book, Superman: the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero, as well as six 1940s Batman typescripts, complete with editorial emendations, donated by the estate of the late Jerry Robinson, the noted comics artist. More information about both these acquisitions may be found here.
The panel, moderated by Paul Levitz, former president of DC Comics and Columbia adjunct faculty, will include
- Larry Tye,
- comics writer and editor Denny O'Neil,
- former Warner Communications executive Jay Emmett,
- Mad Magazine legend Al Jaffee.
The event will be held in 523 Butler. A reception and book signing will follow.