Next up: That Old Black Magic
Wednesday, O
ctober 11, 2017, 7p

Hawthorne Library
345 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
(973) 427-5745
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This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss all things related
to comic books, anime, and manga.  Whether its Golden Age, Silver Age, Manga, or
Anime, this group tackles the ins and outs of art, story, and the graphic media. Join our
moderators as they explore the comic book universe.

This month's theme is That Old Black Magic. Witches - the good like Glinda, the bad -
looking at you Wicked Witch of the West - we take a look at the spells they weave.  
Wizards, warlocks, all types of spell casters are the focus of this month's discussion.
Recaps, comments
Jokes On You!
8/9/17 recap

Chris H
The theme for the month, Jokes On You, was well represented. Haywood concentrated on Mr. Mxyzptlk &
Bat-Mite as examples. Mister Mxyzptlk, sometimes called Mxy, is a fictional impish character who appears in
DC Comics' Superman comic books, sometimes as a supervillain and other times as an antihero.  Bat-Mite
is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Bat-Mite is an imp
similar to the Superman villain Mister Mxyzptlk.  Haywood discussed the character evolution including:
  • Golden Age: Earth-Two
  • Silver Age: Earth-One
  • Modern Age: New Earth
  • Post-Flashpoint: Earth-o.

Also discussed were Major Story Arcs, Powers and Abilities, Other Versions, Other Media. The character
(Mr. Mxyzptlk) appeared in a second season episode of TV series Supergirl (CW), and an episode of the
animated series Justice League Action (Cartoon Network).

San Diego Comic-Con was mentioned, as well as trailers for various upcoming films such as Thor, Justice
League, and television such as the Inhumans. Fun and spirited evening.
Mysterious Stranger
9/13/17 recap

Chris H

Our theme of The Mysterious Stranger was well represented this month.  The Phantom Stranger from DC
Comics and The Stranger by Marvel Comics were both discussed at length. A nice introduction for those not
familiar with the characters.  Those present that had background, filled the rest of us in.  A tribute to the
late Len Wein, who created Swamp Thing among others, was given by YouTube tributes.  Of particular
interest was one tribute where Wein was shown talking with Matt Langdon, another where he was shown
talking to Stan Lee. Cosplay costumes from various comic-con conventions were also shown. The detail in
some of the costumes is amazing.  Discussions of comics continued at the Land & Sea Diner. Great fun as
well as an informative evening.