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Comic Book Character Discussion and Movie Screening at Southern Oaks Library

The list of comic book characters who have made the jump from magazines to the movie screen is now a lengthy one. Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, The Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Hellboy—and those are just ones who have starred in their own movies within the last few years. 

Join University of Central Oklahoma GA Ben Smith at the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, on Monday, July 7, from 11:00am to 2:00pm to discuss how the change from comics to film is made.  Session participants will have a chance to chat with Smith about the process of adapting larger than life characters from comic books to the even larger format of the motion picture.  The session will conclude with the screening of a comic book movie.

“We’re glad to have Ben with us to talk about these things,” said Southern Oaks librarian John Hilbert.  “His program is suitable for all ages and I suspect a lot of younger comic book movie fans may be surprised to find out that within a few years of their debut in comics in the 1930s, super heroes were already finding their way into the movies.  Batman and Superman were experienced movie stars long before the movies they’re best known for now.”

No pre-registration is required for attendance.  For more information, please call the

Southern Oaks Library at 631-4468.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org