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‘Captain Marvel’ author Kelly Sue DeConnick to speak Feb. 8

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Kelly Sue DeConnick has worked for Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics.

Kelly Sue DeConnick, author of Marvel Comics’ “Captain Marvel,” will speak on the Furman campus Friday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. in John’s Hall, Room 101.

Her Cultural Life Program talk, “How to Make People Uncomfortable and Ask Difficult Questions: Returning Comics to Their Progressive Roots,” is free and open to the public and is presented by Furman’s Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Development Fund.

In her presentation, DeConnick will discuss how she uses the medium of comics to question and challenge social norms.

DeConnick is an American comic book writer, editor and English-language adapter of manga, a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels.

In addition to Marvel Comics, she has worked for several American comic companies including Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics.

The movie, “Captain Marvel,” which opens in theaters on International Women’s Day March 8, is based on DeConnick’s character.

DeConnick is coauthor of “The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper,” a short story published as part of the 2017 anthology collection “From a Certain Point of View,” released in celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Star Wars.”

She is also author of “Bitch Planet” and “Pretty Deadly,” both published by Image Comics. She is currently developing TV for Legendary Studios and writing “Aquaman” for DC Comics.

For more information, contact the Furman News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107. Or contact Carmela Epright in the Department of Philosophy at 864-294-2288, and carmela.epright@furman.edu.

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