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Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!


Die-hard fans know comics are no trivial matter. They aren't just picture books for children and geeky adults. Comics have a long history of addressing complex issues, from science lab accidents to ethics, moral issues and social justice. Join IDW Publishing and the Fleet Science Center for some fun events that will look at the stories, science and technology featured in some of our favorite comics.

  • How do writers develop the stories?

  • Are they communicating realistic scientific concepts?

  • Could they even be predicting what's to come in science and technology?

Comic book writers and local scientists will give short talks, followed by open discussion, addressing the creative and scientific sides of comics. Enjoy stimulating discussions with comic book creators and fans! 

Join us for our next event on Sunday, June 2 from 6:30 to about 8 p.m. in downtown San Diego at Amplified Ale Works East Village (1429 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101) as we explore the science and stories of the popular comic book and movie franchises Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. Please note, this event is open to guests 21+ ONLY!


Tom Waltz, Co-Creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and writer of many more comics)

John Barber, Writer, Transformers (and writer of many more comics), HASBRO Hall of Fame Inductee and Editor in Chief at IDW Publishing

J. Dianne Dotson, Author, The Questrison Saga

Kali Wallace, Author, Salvation Day

Dr. Frances Barron, Scientist

Dr. Troy Sandberg, Scientist

Dr. Lisa Will, Scientist and the Fleet Science Center's Resident Astronomer

Tickets are only $10!