Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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"Superheroes Never Die. Comics and Jewish Memories" exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Belgium

So, I went to the "Superheroes Never Die. Comics and Jewish Memories" exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Belgium yesterday. It was as good as I had hoped, linking the origins of the American comics tradition with the authors' experience of immigration and integration.

There is a particularly interesting moment from 1940 when Superman, taking Adolf Hitler captive, threatens him with "a strictly non-Aryan sock on your jaw".

It was also a bit chilling to see America's knowledge of Belgium in the first world war reflected in a comic of 1914.

There is lots of lovely art.

Also, Batman and Robin now have competition.

You have plenty of time to catch it - it's on until 26 April (my birthday). It's at Rue des Minimes 21, just off the Grand Sablon.

Tags: comics, world: belgium
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