On the docket for NYCC week: An opening reception and dinner for Cloaked Crusader: George Washington in Comics and Pop Culture, a comics exhibit on display at Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan…one of the actual places that George Washington really did if not sleep in, then speak candidly in. It’s famed as the place where he delivered his farewell speech to his troops. Now it’s hosting a display of George Washington-themed comics, and tonight only….Jim Shooter! Although tickets for the reception and dinner are no longer available, the display will be up for the next 12 months!

As for the exhibit:

Discover how Washington’s persona has been showcased throughout pop history, going from traditional reenactments of famous events to appearances in modern times with the likes of Superman, Captain America and other famous heroes—becoming a mythical figure in his own right and a metaphor for good and justice in these tomes. This exhibition highlight Washington’s continued relevance to our collective past, present, and future.

He is really, if you think about it, our FIRST super hero!  

Original artwork and comics on display will feature pieces by Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, George Evans, George Perez, Neal Adams, Kurt Swan, Graham Nolan, Jose Marzan, Jr, Daniel Scott, Fred Fredericks, and many more!  

The exhibition is guest-curated and written by Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Artist Group and Pros & Cons Celebrity Booking and is based on her book of the same name.

The reception runs 6-8pm with welcome remarks and our keynote speaker starting at 7pm. Dinner will follow the reception. Beginning at 7pm,Zoom participants can watch and listen to remarks from Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc. and Fraunces Tavern® Museum leadership, the curator of the exhibition, and invited guests, including keynote address from former Marvel Editor in Chief Jim Shooter.