Comic Con New York 2018 looks at the Superhero’s Journey

A Hero with a Thousand Faces: From Ms. Marvel to Spider-Gwen

October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
New York Public Library 476 5th Ave – Classroom A
As different iterations of classic superheroes emerge (Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen), what remains consistent is the archetypal and sickle journeys of so many heroes in comics. Using Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces this panel will discuss the universal appeal of comics and how so much of that appeal is based on readers seeing themselves in the work and following along on the hero’s journey. Using this framework, educators and librarians can incorporate the hero’s journey in teaching and discussions of classic works – like the Odyssey – into the present day.
CTLE Credit Available for Eligible Attendees


From New York Comic Con on October 4, 2018 (Comic Con New York / New York Public Library)