@ CCI, photo by Michele Hatfield.
Thanks to the generosity of Rand Hoppe and the Jack Kirby Museum, I (Superhero Reader co-editor Charles Hatfield) was able to spend four days signing and selling books at the recent San Diego Comic-Con. While I concentrated on discussing Kirby and signing my monograph about his work, Hand of Fire (2011), I did get to chat about the Reader with several teachers and scholars, in effect premiering the book at a most fitting venue! Thank you to Rand, to all the other supporters of the Museum, and to the many friends and colleagues I got to see once again at Comic-Con!
BUT WAIT .... THERE'S MORE!
This coming Saturday will see the first bookstore signing—really the first proper signing ever—of The Superhero Reader, hosted by the wonderful shop Modern Myths, in Northampton, Massachusetts!
That's this Saturday, August 10th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.!
I've signed at Modern Myths before—it was a delight—and look forward to doing it again! Come by for a free discussion of the superhero genre, the decisions that went into making The Superhero Reader, and the current state of both the superhero comic book and superhero scholarship! I'll talk officially for a bit—perhaps half an hour—and then sign and chat.
(Jack Kirby fans and scholars, I'll also be signing Hand of Fire, which is fitting, since Kirby was the superhero genre's premier artist. Come on down, by all means!)
The above photo gives a good idea of Modern Myths's smart and spacious interior. I've lifted it, with thanks, from Colin Panetta's "Northampton, MA Scene Report" for The Comics Journal (back in Jan. 2012).