Third Thursday Speaker Series: Behind the Lens with Arvell Jones

October 18 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please
contact Charnae Sanders, Public Programs Coordinator, at 313.833.0277 or

Behind the Lens with Arvell Jones by Arvell Jones
Thursday, OCTOBER 18, 6–8 p.m.
In this presentation, Jones will address his long comic career and how comic books, such as the All Star Squadron, portray certain issues or draw from historic moments in the city of Detroit, among a variety of other topics. He will also shed light on the making of black comic book superheroes and his role in the Marvel comic book Black Panther, as well as his involvement in creating the posters for the movie of the same name. Jones will discuss creating Misty Knight, the first African American female super hero, and what it took to overcome the hurdles to her creation. Misty Knight was portrayed by Detroit’s own Simon Missick, who appears in Marvel’s three Netflix TV series: Luke Cage, The Defenders and Iron Fist. 

This month’s Third Thursday is a partnership program between the Detroit Historical Society and WGPR-TV Historical Society. We encourage all who attend to come dressed as their favorite superhero to make this night jam-packed with fun and excitement. A light meal will be served.