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    Louisville is about to become Gotham City.

    Nearly 2,000 vintage comic books will be showcased at the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library starting this coming Monday, August 8.

    The comic books, collected by local philanthropist Dick Wilson, include such classic titles as X-Men, Batman, Superman, Howard the Duck (better than the movie, really), Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge, as well as lesser-known Marvel characters Devil Dinosaur and Man-Thing.

    Comics enthusiasts are invited to an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. The full exhibit will be on display through October 7.
    "We have made this gift to encourage other meaningful gifts to this reading form, and to preserve comics from the dangers of parents cleaning out rooms and attics and losing them forever," Wilson said. "I know this is not nuclear science, but it really does represent an art and reading form that is meaningful to a broad swath of this community."
    Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information on the Ardi and Dick Wilson Comics Collection, call Delinda Buie at 852-6762.

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