Would you rather have super strength or super speed? The ability to fly or be invisible?

Rocky Mountain College professor Dr. Aaron Rosen will discuss these topics and more at his lecture entitled “The Anti-Hero in Contemporary Comics” on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Yellowstone Art Museum. This event is free for YAM museum members or included with regular admission price.

Today's graphic novelists have created protagonists who are more often anti-heroes than heroes, winning us over by communicating their fears and frailties instead of exercising their superpowers. What can we learn from these anti-heroes? Maybe the true feat isn't catching villains but confronting our demons.

Rosen began his career teaching at Yale, Oxford and Columbia universities. He has held various honorary posts, including Visiting Professor at University College Utrecht. He received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge and was a visiting scholar in Berkeley.

Rosen has written widely for scholarly and popular publications, and provides commentary for BBC Radio and other outlets. He is the author of "Imagining Jewish Art" and "Art and Religion in the 21st Century," named one of the best books of 2015 by The Times. 

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Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.