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  • Author and award-winning comics writer Ryan North will tell us about his new book: "How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain" offers a step-by-step guide for aspiring comic-book style supervillains. As a writer for Marvel and DC Comics, Ryan North was tasked with inventing new and increasingly ambitious world-domination schemes each and every month. Ryan also wanted his schemes to be plausible, so he drew on his background in science (physics, biology, chemistry, astrophysics, computer programming, etc.) to figure out how to make them really work. The book shares his nine audacious, inadvisable, possibly affordable world-domination schemes, all inspired by comics and pulp fiction, and all backed up by real-life science and technology.
  • Comics have conquered America. From our multiplexes, where Marvel and DC movies reign supreme, to our television screens, where comics-based shows like The Walking Dead have become among the most popular in cable history, to convention halls, best-seller lists, Pulitzer Prize–winning titles, and MacArthur Fellowship recipients, comics shape American culture, in ways high and low, superficial, and deeply profound.
  • Every schoolchild recognizes Marvel’s protagonists: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men. Eighteen of the 100 highest-grossing movies of all time, from Avengers: Endgame to Black Panther, draw from the Marvel comics. The Marvel narrative is also the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages to date, with thousands of contributors.
  • We’ll be discussing comics and sports cards today with Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al’s House of Sports Cards – both in…
  • Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al's House of Sports Cards, both in Schenectady, New York, join Vox Pop to discuss comics and…
  • It is the final two weeks to visit and inhabit artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s world of characters seen in drawings, paintings, and installations at MASS…
  • Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al's House of Sports Cards, both in Schenectady, New York, join Vox Pop to discuss comics and…
  • Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al's House of Sports Cards, both in Schenectady, New York, join Vox Pop to discuss comics and…
  • Reed Tucker is a freelance journalist and writer and has lived in New York since 1999. He writes mostly about pop culture and entertainment, most recently…
  • Do you ever wish your favorite comic book or sci-fi characters could come to life? This week we're talking action figures. Travel to the studio of Paul…