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Comics in Special Collections

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Special Collections Reading Room Hours

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Monday 12 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday 12 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday 12 pm - 4 pm
Thursday 12 pm - 7 pm
Friday by appointment
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

By appointment: Intersession, Summer Term, Winter Term and all other hours

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Phone: (410) 455-2353

E-mail: speccoll@umbc.edu

Special Collections Librarian

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Susan Graham
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email: sgraha1@umbc.edu

phone: 410.455.5825

Western Comics

Popular in the 1940s and 1950s, Western comics featured stories of the American frontier. Some comics in Special Collections that fall under this genre include:

Jonah Hex: 1970s and 80s                                                                                            

Also a 2010 movie, Western anti-hero Jonah Hex had his own title from 1978-1985.  A bounty hunter whose face was scarred after a fight with Indians, the series has pretty typical Western themes, but sometimes ventured into the supernatural.

Weird Western Tales: #13-23

Published by DC Comics, the comic is known for featuring Jonah Hex.

Crisis on Infinite Earths