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August 1, 2017 > Faster than a speeding bulletÉ

Faster than a speeding bulletÉ

Opening lines and musical themes have introduced young and old to superheroes for generations. In the past, alien beings and influences dominated the genre and much of that remains as a basis for new iterations as well. With their resurgence, heroes and villains continue to battle for supremacy in print, on big and little screens. Not only do these figures illustrate traditional themes of good versus evil, but continue to explore complex issues such as gender identity and character flaws. Two dimensional characters that in the past may have included a subtle subtext of complexity, are now accompanied by those that transform in shape and values, offering alternative ethical concepts.

In honor of the popularity of new characters and re-emergence of classic heroes, sidekicks, anti-heroes and downright villains, Tri-City Voice has partnered with local libraries to encourage pre-teens to create a new set of superheroes. Free supplies are available at participating libraries to assist in the quest to find new heroes with extraordinary powers.

Beginning August 1, Spiderman and Wonder Woman will be waiting to greet and inspire creativity; they will even let you take a picture with them! Each library will select the most original and imaginative superhero to be published in a special edition of Tri-City Voice in September. Will your superhero be the one?

Participating Libraries:
Castro Valley
Fremont (Main)
Milpitas
Newark
San Lorenzo
Union City

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