Zap! Pow! Bam!: The Art of the Comic Book Cover Opening Reception

Free to the public, gallery opening reception; Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres provided; Guest speaker: Jerzy Drozd

Guest curator and collector Corey Gross has spent his life amassing a substantial and impressive collection of comic books dating from the 1960s to present day. He proudly owns almost every Iron Man issue ever created. Zap! Pow! Bam!: The Art of the Comic Book Cover features the best of Mr. Gross’s remarkable collection and focuses on the idea of the printed comic book cover as an art object. The exhibition displays around 250 comic books that showcase themes prevalent throughout the history of the art form including a large selection of Iron Man comics that illustrate the evolution of comics over the last fifty years.

The exhibition also features several pieces of original artwork, on loan courtesy of Western Michigan University Art Collection, that were used to print comic book covers, and that provide viewers with a greater understanding of how comic books are produced.

Start Date

January 18, 2018

End Date

January 18, 2018


05:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

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