A new exhibit at Jackson State University offers a glimpse into another world of the comics, a much different one than the Gotham Cities of imaginary heroes and villains.
The exhibition "Other Heroes: African-American comics, creators, characters and archetypes" focuses on topics such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina and racial stereotypes.
"The show really wants to focus on racial representations through that particular medium," said John Jennings, co-curator of the exhibit, which runs through the end of June at the historically black university. He curated the exhibit with comic book partner Damien Duffy. Jennings said he is talking to other universities about having the exhibit tour.
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