Thursday, June 15, 2017

Library of Awesome is open at the Library of Congress


In cooperation with Awesome Con, the Library of Congress has Library of Awesome, a pop-up exhibit on comic books in the Jefferson building, off to one side on the first floor. You have to look for it, but it's worth seeing.

The exhibit was curated by Megan Halsband of the Serials division, and features rooms of comics - Milestones, Wonder Woman, Marvel, DC, Children, Science Fiction and a final room for selvies with the characters drawn by the Library's exhibit department.


Comic books surround Amelia Earhart's handprint and a speech by Clara Barton.


The Milestones exhibit (including an original page of art from the first Spider-Man comic).


WorldCat only lists two copies of this Lost World #6 comic book held by libraries - one is in Australia. The comic was only published for two issues - #5-6 in 1952.


More pictures can be seen here.


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