Center for the Humanities Comics Collection

A Look at the Watchmen During Banned Books Week

By MGHL Staff on September 26, 2013

As comics and graphic novels become an increasing part of library collections, it should come as no surprise that comics and graphic novels are increasing showing up on the list of challenged books, especially in school libraries.  During Banned Books Week, Modern Graphic History Library looks at...

Clawing His Way To the Top : A Look At Wolverine

By MGHL Staff on July 24, 2013

This weekend The Wolverine debuts in movie theaters.  It is the second solo movie for the moody and often violent X-Man character, Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman. Back cover of Wolverine #1, by John Bolton, November 1988. Wolverine debuted in October 1974 as a character in The Incredible Hulk #...

75 Years of Superman

By MGHL Staff on June 19, 2013

Look up at the screen… It’s a bird… Robert Andrew Parker illustration from children’s book To Fly by Wendie Old, 2002. It’s a plane… Robert Andrew Parker illustration, unknown date. No, it’s just a Superman blog. Miniseries Man of Steel #1 (of 6) that reb...

Race, Ethnicity, & Identity at the Modern Graphic History Library

By MGHL Staff on August 29, 2012

We’ve created a new research guide for anyone interested in researching race and ethnicity in the Modern Graphic History Library’s collections. It provides an overview of what kind of materials and images we have and how to find them, relevant digital image collections, and recommende...

The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection

By MGHL Staff on July 26, 2012

We’re excited to announce an amazing new addition to the MGHL collections: The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection. A transfer from Washington University’s The Center for the Humanities, the collection contains thousands of comic books, as well as pulp magazines, graphic novel...

Women in Pop Culture at the Modern Graphic History Library

By MGHL Staff on May 25, 2012

We’ve created a new research guide about mid-century depictions of women in popular culture. Women as girlfriends, wives, single girls, mothers, homemakers, workers, consumers, rebels, femme fatales, even superheroes…they’re all here. The guide provides an overview of what kind ...