‘Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics’

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Through March 17, “Underground Heroes: New York Transit In Comics” at the New York Transit Musum celebrates our city’s transit system and its role in art. New York’s rich visual vernacular is a colorful setting for illustrated stories, so it comes as no surprise that our iconic transportation system plays a starring role in comics and graphic novels. Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th through the 21st Centuries, “Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics” is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers. The exhibit includes such luminaries as Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Bill Griffith, Roz Chast, Ronald Wimberly and Julia Wertz whose work demonstrates the influence that mass transit has on the stories that are irrevocably woven into the cultural fabric of New York City. Through March 17. $10 for adults, $5 for children.

New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn St., nytransitmuseum.org)