Comic Heroes Visit Pearlridge

By Shannon Rosenberg

Everyone loves watching them on the big screen and reading about them in comic books, but now you get to see superheroes come to life with the Pearlridge Center’s 15th annual free Hall of Heroes display both Uptown and Downtown this summer.

Children will want to report to Uptown Center Court to see the Super Train, which will go on a wild ride through 30-foot buildings with eerie sound effects, dramatic lightning and everyone’s favorite comic book heroes.

Adults, unfortunately, can only ride the train if they are under 48 inches tall, but Pearlridge hasn’t forgotten about them. Downtown Center Court has been revamped into a Batcave experience, identical to the Batman headquarters featured in the 1960s Batman TV show.

The experience includes interactive displays, vintage computer terminals and Batman’s coveted Super Computer.

Batman also has been nice enough to lend his custom-built Barris Bat-mobile, which will be on display for free photo opportunities.

Other fun, hands-on activities include prop replicas, interactive comic book displays, trivia questions and games based on famous comics through the decades.

The Hall of Heroes is on display through Aug. 4 during Pearlridge Center hours. For more information, call 488-0981 or visit