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Comic book panel discussion in Northport

Omega Chase comic book cover scan. Credit: Keith

Omega Chase comic book cover scan. Credit: Keith Dallas Photo Credit: Keith Dallas

Fan of comic books?

Get the chance to learn about cult classics at “A Brief History of Comic Books: From the Classics to the Contemporary” – a panel discussion and Q & A at the Northport Historical Society Thursday.

The event features Glenn Fischette, co-owner of Fourth World Comics in Smithtown, as well as comic book writers Scott Snyder (brand new writer for Batman, who also writes for Swamp Thing) and Keith Dallas (Ghostbusters, Argonauts; Omega Chase) as they explore the history of comic books.

The informal discussion will also provide attendees with the opportunity to look at historic comic books during the panel and in the exhibition area of Northport Historical Society.

The current exhibition, “Growing Up Northport,” highlights relics from the 1870s to 1970s during baby to teenage years such as children’s literature, clothing, baseball cards, baby bottles and comic books. The exhibition will be on view through Oct. 30.

“I wanted to do something that was in conjunction with the exhibition because we do have a display of comic books,” says Heather Johnson, the society’s director. “You’ll get to see how some things have changed and some things have stayed the same.”

So why should people check out the panel discussion?

“Comic books are a part of our childhood whether you were reading Archie or Superman. It’s interesting to hear about comics put into a historical context and to find out how they came about,” Johnson says. “To have the opportunity to hear what current writers say about their business and what they do is not an experience you get to have every day.”

“A Brief History of Comic Books: From the Classics to the Contemporary”

WHEN/WHERE 7 p.m. Thursday at the Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport; exhibit on view through Oct. 30. Hours are 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Sundays.
COST $5 for non-NHS members, free for members
INFO 631-757-9859 or


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