GE Comic Books: Adventures in Science showcases the impact of comic books on inspiring young people to study science and engineering. The exhibit features a collection of 26 comic books created by General Electric (GE) between 1945 and 1964, that told the story of electricity and other scientific innovations through the eyes of a fictional teenager named Johnny Powers. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to see the original comic books, as well as learn about the impact they had on inspiring a generation of students to pursue careers in science and engineering,
The exhibit also features the work of veteran comic artist George Roussos, who created the vibrant, colorful style of the GE science comics. Roussos was also coloring DC Comic’s Batman and later went on to work with Marvel, inking and coloring early issues of Fantastic Four and other important titles.