Episode 5: Pow! Bam! Zap! History!
In this episode, Frank talks with Onrie Kompan about how history isn’t just for the text books, it’s also for the comic books.
When the History at Risk crew decided to go to Baltimore Comic Con, it was originally our thought that we were just going to talk to attendees. That thought quickly went out the window when we started meeting with artists and writers. There is so much more to the story of comics than just the comics themselves.
This episode marks the first of a few interviews I conducted with guests of the Baltimore Comic Con. It’s kind of amazing what happens when you stop and talk with the people behind the booths. I was instantly drawn to Onrie’s booth. In this day and age, you don’t often see comic books based on real, historical figures, but some can truly be real life action heroes.
Hopefully Onrie will start a trend, because I can think of a few more, less-than-known historical figures that truly need to be held up on a pedestal.