Published: October 5, 2015
NEW YORK CITY — Move over Uber. In advance of “Superheroes in Gotham,” a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society opening October 9, workers on October 5 installed one of the three cars made for the Batman television series that first aired in the 1960s. It will be housed in the society’s museum’s lobby. The exhibition will tell the story of the birth of comic book superheroes in New York City; the leap of comic book superheroes from the page into radio, television, and film; the role of fandom, including the yearly mega event known as New York Comic Con; and the ways in which comic book superheroes, created in the late 1930s through the 1960s, have inspired and influenced the work of contemporary comic book artists, cartoonists, and painters in New York City.
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