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Comic-Con at 50: still the place for epic fandom

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jul 19, 2019
What started as a small gathering of comics enthusiasts in 1970 has turned into a massive testament to the power of fandom.
A cosplayer makes her way to the convention center during Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Thursday.
Photo by Chris Delmas/AFP
The Federal Reserve

Why the Federal Reserve makes comic books

by Maria Hollenhorst May 21, 2019
“We just wanted to create a tool that was accessible.”
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

What's the value of a villain? The Joker gets his own film

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 3, 2019
Who says crime doesn't pay?
Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.
Warner Bros. Pictures /YouTube

Holy franchise, Batman! You’re 80!

by Danielle Chiriguayo Mar 29, 2019
Grab your cowl and utility belt while we take a look at one of the highest-earning superheroes.
FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

Comic author wants Captain Marvel to empower women

by Andy Uhler Mar 11, 2019
"There is nothing inherently masculine about heroism," Kelly Sue DeConnick says.
Marvel Studios' world premiere of "Captain Marvel" was held at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on March 4.
Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney

Stan Lee's Marvel-ous legacy

by Danielle Chiriguayo Nov 19, 2018
Let's do the numbers on Stanley Lieber's seven decades in comics.
 Spider-Man creator Stan Lee poses at his office on June 18, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

by Associated Press Nov 12, 2018
As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book.
Comic book writer Stan Lee attends a talk show during the Tokyo Comic Con in Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo, on Dec. 2, 2016.
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How the co-CEO of Archie Comics reinvented its namesake

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jul 25, 2018
Riverdale's favorite son was in danger of fading into obscurity when Jon Goldwater breathed some new life into the franchise.
(L-R front row) The cast Ashleigh Murray, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Casey Cott, back row left to right) Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry, Madchen Amick, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of the "Riverdale" television show speak during the CW portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 8, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
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The economics of future technology ... explained with comics

by Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Oct 17, 2017
Kelly and Zach Weinersmith investigate the not-too-distant future in “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.”
 Comic from “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.”

In Africa, locally produced comic books are starting to catch on

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 20, 2017
Many artists self-publish runs of 200 to 500 copies of their work.
Emmanuel Nyakwada, an artist who goes by the name Point Blank Evumbi, works on a sketch using a digital drawing tablet.
Greg Presto