Film Screening: "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books"

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00am
118 East College Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Twenty years ago, Marlon Riggs produced an essential documentary critique of the images of African Americans in US television in his award-winning Color Adjustment. Now comes a documentary on representations of Black masculinity in comic books; a popular culture genre which existed before television and whose reach extends into other areas of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series. White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books analyzes the subject for the first time and looks at it over a 40 year period.

There will be a film screening and Panel to follow afterwards 

A part of Black History Month's Black Superhero Week.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jamal Nelson in advance at or 319-335-2277.