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Decades After First Starting, Comics Still Capture Imaginations

Comic books have enjoyed a great deal of mainstream popularity in recent years with the emergence of movies and TV shows based on the superheroes of Marvel and DC and the dark fare of Allen Moore.

Some of the top-grossing movies in the past few years have been epic tales of the Avengers and the X-Men.

Watchmen and V for Vendetta were revived on the big screen for a whole new generation of fans.

“The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” paved the way for the recent TV premiere of “Supergirl.”

And for the 8th year running, the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival returns to Las Vegas next week at the Clark County Library. 

Last year’s event was the largest in its history with approximately 3,500 attendees.

What is it about comic book stories that keeps capturing the imaginations of readers and viewers of all ages? 

 

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Guests

PJ Perez, publisher and editor, Pop! Goes the Icon; F. Andrew Taylor, cartoonist & View staff reporter, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Jean Marie Pilario, comic creator