Previously, Marc Tyler Nobleman published another biography on the creators of Superman who hail from my hometown, Cleveland, Ohio. Nobleman went on the hunt through Cleveland Library and The Western Reserve Historical Society for evidence for his project.
We decked out the library in Bat gear, with old snippets of comics, a bat signal with Marc's name on it, and a fully functional red laser beam book display. (Or as functional as red yarn can be as a substitute for laser beams.)
The talk really did spur on the kids to read the books. Marc talked about Bill's contributions to the original formulation of Batman's character, his writing career with Batman's stories, and we even got to see some early photos of Marc Nobleman dressed as a superhero.
I, of course, dressed up a bit for the event. How could I resist when Marc mentioned to me that Bat Girl's secret identity was as a librarian?
The kids had a blast and so did I. Being the historical research nerd that I am, I loved all the details about how he found the information he needed. And thus, somewhat bittersweetly ended my last program at the Palisades Library. But still, a nice way to go out. :)