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Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

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.

For "Black Panther," what happens when culture meets commodity?

We sit down with comic writer and journalist Evan Narcisse and Black Girl Nerds's Jamie Broadnax.
An exhibitor organizes 'Black Panther' items at the Hasbro showroom during the annual New York Toy Fair, on February 20, 2018, in New York. Toys and accessories linked to the movie, which is also making waves for its strong black female leading roles, have the potential to become an enduring presence in stores, like Spider-Man and other iconic figures, company executives say.

DC and Marvel duke it out in "Slugfest"

Oct 2, 2017
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a multibillion-dollar industry getting even bigger!
Like the Incredible Hulk (Marvel) and Superman (DC), the comic book publishers have very different personalities. DC is more "buttoned down" and Marvel is "free flowing."
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The Avengers' best superpower might be merchandising

May 4, 2015
...and it's more than toys: Got room in your house for an "Avengers" waffle iron?

The comic book battles behind the big screen

Mar 20, 2015
Licensing and keeping these colorful characters is a complicated plot of its own.

For public good, not for profit.

Amazon takes on Captain America

Aug 11, 2014
Meanwhile, its war with book publisher Hachette intensifies.

What it's like to write 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Jul 31, 2014
Nicole Perlman on writing superheroes, a comic-book research assistant, and explosions in space.

Thor becomes a lady, and other changes at Marvel

Jul 18, 2014
Will Marvel's big shake-ups to Thor and Captain America draw a new audience?