Zap! Bang! Pow! Shazam!: The Appeal Of Comic Book Culture
November 1, 2012
If a picture is worth a thousand words, comic books pack a lot of bang for your buck. Once considered "kid stuff," comics are now big business for fans of all ages. And many classic comics have kept up with the times, featuring more diverse characters and plots that reflect cultural shifts. We explore the culture of comic books and their outsider appeal.
A documentary about the creation and evolution of urban comic book superheroes, such as Batman, Spiderman and Captain America.
Axel Alonso, editor-in-chief of Marvel Entertainment, on the "Captain America" movie and how comics have evolved over the past 70 years.
Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.
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