Marvel's diverse new superheroes target broader box office success

Jul 22, 2019
The new slate of Marvel films will feature the first leading Asian superhero, deaf superhero and openly gay superhero.
Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson speak at the Marvel Studios Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019.
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Comic-Con at 50: still the place for epic fandom

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.
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The cast of the "Avengers: Endgame" on stage at the movie's world premiere in Los Angeles, California in April.
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The economics of the "Avengers" universe

Apr 25, 2019
The events of the last “Avengers” film could have dramatic economic consequences.
The cast and crew of "Avengers: Infinity War" attend the Los Angeles premiere. 

 
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Comic author wants Captain Marvel to empower women

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.
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In this file photo taken on March 4, 2019 US actress Brie Larson attends the world premiere of "Captain Marvel" in Hollywood, California.
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Stan Lee's Marvel-ous legacy

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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The extraordinary power of Comic-Con and pop culture

Jul 20, 2018
Comic-Con International: San Diego has been a mainstay for over 40 years. Why is that?
Comic fans wait outside before the start of Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010.
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First Saudi cinema means a short drive to watch the big screen, not a long flight

Apr 18, 2018
AMC's boss explains what to expect as Saudi Arabia opens its first cinema.
A Saudi man poses for a photograph during a cinema test screening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
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Black Panther misses merchandise bonanza

Mar 9, 2018
The Black Panther phenomenon continues. The Marvel — really, the Disney — blockbuster opened in China today, bringing its estimated box office to $920 million worldwide. It’s the perfect time for retailers to cash in on the movie’s success with…