On March 26, 2020, guests are invited to join The Henry Ford for the official preview party celebrating the Midwest premiere of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, the world's first and most extensive exhibition covering the more than 80-year legacy and impact of the Marvel Universe. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the evening's program will include a special "X-Men: The Marvel Mutantverse" panel discussion with exhibition curator Ben Saunders and legendary creators Chris Claremont and Ann Nocenti beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets to Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes' Preview Party are $45, with discounted tickets available.
Chris Claremont is one of the most revered and important comic creators of all time. During the span of his career, he has won numerous industry awards, provided some of the medium's most memorable stories and influenced generations of fans and creators. In the '70s and '80s, he built the X-Men into the most popular team in comics, and his characters and stories have provided the basis for wildly successful cartoons, films and television series.
Ann Nocenti is a journalist and filmmaker, known in comics for writing Daredevil, editing X-Men and creating the Marvel characters Longshot, Typhoid, Spiral, Blackheart and more. She was the editor of the film magazine Scenario, and her films include "Disarming Falcons" and "Taking Chances". She taught filmmaking at the Cine Institute in Haiti, and was one of the writers on SC Exhibitions' Magic City – The Art of the Street. Her latest work includes "The Seeds" with artist David Aja for and "Ruby Falls" with artist Flavia Biondi /Berger Books.
Tickets to the preview party include timed entry into the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition. Select time slots are available, with the last time slot at 9:30 pm. Tickets are available online at thehenryford.org or by calling 313-982-6001.
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is an exhibition by SC Exhibitions, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and Marvel Themed Entertainment.