Comics

Like the superheroes in the comic books he collected, Benjamin Schwartz (CC’ 03, P&S ’08) grew up feeling he had two identities.

Like the superheroes in the comic books he collected, Benjamin Schwartz (CC’ 03, P&S ’08) grew up feeling he had two identities.

A sketch of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson by early Batman artist and Columbia student, Jerry Robinson. Courtesy Rare Book & Manuscript Library. 

 

Pow! Bam! Zap! Columbia has surprising, even eye-popping, connections to comic book superheroes.

Age has hardly slowed the legendary cartoonist Al Jaffee.

When Chris Claremont began writing the "Uncanny X-Men" in 1975, he didn’t think the assignment would last very long. “We figured… we’re going to be cancelled in six months anyway. Let’s just have a lot of fun.”

Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library has acquired the archives of renowned comic book writer and novelist, Chris Claremont.  The collection includes drafts of short stories, plays, novels, and comic books; character studies; notebooks filled with story ideas; co