Zap! Bang! Pow! Shazam!: The Appeal Of Comic Book Culture

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Comic books at the L.A. County Fair 2012 in Pomona, Calif.

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Zap! Bang! Pow! Shazam!: The Appeal Of Comic Book Culture

Once considered "kid stuff," comics have become big business for fans of all ages. We explore the culture of comic books and their outsider appeal.

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.

Guests

Amanda Berry

Assistant Professor in the Department of Literature, American University

Greg Bennett

co-owner and manager, Big Planet Comics in Bethesda, MD

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