Showing posts with label Mark Zaid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark Zaid. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 18: Graphic Intelligence: Comics, The KKK, and Covert Ops

Graphic Intelligence: Comics, The KKK, and Covert Ops







Briefing


Comic books often reflect the time in which they are created. Since the Cold War, spies have been hot, and the world of comics has had a great assortment of espionage volumes. National security lawyer and comic collector/dealer Mark S. Zaid has assembled a rich array of comics that address spies and espionage. He'll showcase some of the coolest and rarest volumes in his collection while he describes how spy comics mirrored the intelligence issues of the time period in which they were published—some purporting to reveal true spy cases. He'll also share tales of how comics may have been used as intelligence tools and to push social agendas involving war, race, and sex. Then there is the story of the famous superhero who teamed up with actual spies to strike a blow for justice and equality in the United States. Award-winning author Rick Bowers shares the story behind his new book Superman vs. the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate. Bowers reveals how the producers of The Adventures of Superman radio show took on the resurgent Ku Klux Klan in 1946, teaming up with infiltrators within the secret society to produce a ground-breaking, 16-part radio drama in which the Man of Steel conquered the hooded hate mongers.


Rendezvous Info

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Additional



Call 202.654.0932 to register.



Tickets

$15

Members of The Inner Circle
(Join Today)
$12


Sunday, February 26, 2012

April 18: Comics presentation at the Spy Museum

Graphic Intelligence: Comics, The KKK, and Covert Ops







Briefing


Comic books often reflect the time in which they are created. Since the Cold War, spies have been hot, and the world of comics has had a great assortment of espionage volumes. National security lawyer and comic collector/dealer Mark S. Zaid has assembled a rich array of comics that address spies and espionage. He'll showcase some of the coolest and rarest volumes in his collection while he describes how spy comics mirrored the intelligence issues of the time period in which they were published—some purporting to reveal true spy cases. He'll also share tales of how comics may have been used as intelligence tools and to push social agendas involving war, race, and sex. Then there is the story of the famous superhero who teamed up with actual spies to strike a blow for justice and equality in the United States. Award-winning author Rick Bowers shares the story behind his new book Superman vs. the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate. Bowers reveals how the producers of The Adventures of Superman radio show took on the resurgent Ku Klux Klan in 1946, teaming up with infiltrators within the secret society to produce a ground-breaking, 16-part radio drama in which the Man of Steel conquered the hooded hate mongers.


Rendezvous Info

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Additional



Call 202.654.0932 to register.



Tickets

$15

Members of The Inner Circle
(Join Today)
$12


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mark Zaid's comic book lawyer exhibit continued

Mark Zaid's exhibit on the law in comic books continues to spin off online interest. Here's some new bits:

Video of "Superheroes in Court!" talk is now available by Mike Widener, Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog October 18, 2010

Mark's talk on the exhibit - Superheroes on Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books by Yale Law Librarians Oct 18, 2010

An audio interview - Where We Live: It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A Lawyer! Today Lawyers become Superheroes and Comics, Kind of

Host: John Dankosky

Guest: * Mark S. Zaid
* Michael Widener
* Joey Novick
* Dale Cendali
WNPR's Where We Live Oct 04, 2010 and the mp3.

And an interview by lawyers - Abnormal Interviews: Lawyer/Comic Book Collector Mark Zaid, by Phil Reeves and Stephanie Flynn, Abnormal Use blog October 18, 2010

And finally, Mark's other career as a lawyer is mentioned here in the NY Times - A Stimulus Plan, Disguised as Censorship, By JOHN SCHWARTZ, October 9, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Friday, August 07, 2009

Comic collector Mark Zaid in his role as lawyer at large

Local comic book collector Mark Zaid is in today's Post in his secret identity - "Police Chief Tells Driver Ticket for Flashing Lights Was Wrong," By Rick Rojas, Washington Post Staff Writer, August 7, 2009. Mark was ticketed for flashing his lights at the site of a speed trap - which I certainly have done - and fought the ticket.