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The Magnitude Of Marvel

May 9, 2019
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"Avengers: Endgame" marked the completion of Marvel's 22-film saga, raking in a historic $1.5 billion and counting. 

In 2018, of the top 10 grossing box office films, six were superhero movies.

Today on All Sides, the impact of Marvel superhero movies and thier effect on culture.

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Marvel Comics and Civil Rights

Dec 10, 2018
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Marvel Comics’ co-creator Stan Lee passed away in November, leaving behind not only an iconic company, but stories with strong messages about discrimination and bigotry.

Much of Lee’s inspiration came from the civil rights struggles of the sixties. He created characters and worlds meant to embody some of the realities that minorities faced.

Today on All Sides, how American culture influenced comic book creator Stan Lee.

A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

Nov 12, 2018

American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics Stan Lee died Monday at the age of 95.

Lee gave us over six decades of work like The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man — superheroes we could identify with, characters that allowed us to suspend our disbelief because they reacted to bizarre situations like you or I might.

The Rise of the Comic Book Shop

Dec 26, 2017
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Today at 11am

The 2017 on-screen adaptation of Wonder Woman broke records as Warner Brothers' first woman centered comic book movie directed by a woman. Coming up we look at how the places where comic books are sold are continuing to break barriers and make spaces for comic book fans, geeks and nerds.


The Rise of the Comic Book Shop

Nov 16, 2017
Emilie Farris / Pixabay

The 2017 on-screen adaptation of Wonder Woman broke records as Warner Brothers' first woman centered comic book movie directed by a woman. Coming up we look at how the places where comic books are sold are continuing to break barriers and make spaces for comic book fans, geeks and nerds.

It's a Wednesday at Fantom Comics in Washington, D.C., and the store is bustling.

Every Wednesday is New Comics Day — when subscribers come in to pick up the week's new titles, check in with each other, and talk comics. This Wednesday is no different.

Well. It's a little different.

I'm used to comics-shop chatter that revolves around things like which new books are worth checking out, what storylines have gone one way too long, and which hero could kick which other hero's butt.