Comic Relief

July 15, 2016
UF News

Welcome to Jim Liversidge’s world, where Superman is a villain, a twice-defeated presidential contender is a hero and American history can be gleaned from Disney characters.

Liversidge is curator of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection at the University of Florida’s Smathers Library. The small (10,000 pieces) but growing collection directly supports the Comic Studies Program in UF’s Department of English.

“Comic books are important,” Liversidge said, “because they reflect our culture. They reflect our society. They reflect our history.”

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