WILL MURRAY, QUINCY’S PULP AND COMIC BOOK AUTHOR: “FROM EARLY PULP TO ‘THE GOLDEN AGE OF SUPERHEROES’”
In the second event in the Society’s history of popular culture series, Quincy’s own pulp novelist, comic book writer, and literary historian, Will Murray, will discuss how the tales, heroes, and tropes of pulp magazines and comic books evolved into today’s “Golden Age of Superheroes,” the dominant entertainment genre in movies and television. A 1971 North Quincy High graduate, Murray has authored scores of novels and short stories, featuring such classic pulp fiction stalwarts as Doc Savage, King Kong, Tarzan, and the Phantom. For Marvel Comics, he is the co-creator, with Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, of Squirrel Girl, one of Marvel’s most popular characters and star of an upcoming TV series.
Quincy Historical Society programs are supported in part by Massachusetts Cultural Council and Quincy Arts Council.