Next to greatness

Later this month I will be speaking at our Penn State Abington Campus. I was just looking up the details when I noticed who will be speaking 5 days after myself. I don’t think I will be the only one more interested in his talk, just look at his title! “Pow! Zap! Oy! How Jewish Immigrants Created Super-Heroes.” I would go, if I could.

2009-10 Lecture Series

Dr. Christian Brady

BajesusThe Christian movement began as simply one Jewish sect among many in the first century. It grew quickly, but primarily among non-Jews. Why was it that most Jews of the day did not believe Jesus was the Messiah and how did this grafted branch grow so far from its roots?

Thursday, October 22, 2009 CB Woodland 112

Michael Uslan Batman Executive Producer & Comic Book Historian:

Pow! Zap! Oy! How Jewish Immigrants Created Super-Heroes

Michael Uslan is best known as the originator and Executive Producer of the Batman movie series, starting with Tim Burton’s 1989 film, and continuing to 2008’s box office record-breaking The Dark Knight. Less well known is that the first Batman film was the culmination of Uslan’s more than two decades of work to bring a serious, dark version of the character to the big screen. Uslan’s start in the world of comics was as unlikely as his success in bringing Batman to the theaters. Born into a blue collar family in New Jersey, Uslan was instilled at an early age to find work to be passionate about. Knowing he loved comics and films, he set about creating a career.

Tuesday October 27, 2009 during Common Break

via Penn State Abington.

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