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Will Audiences Ever Be Sick Of Superfluous Superheroes?

What once was seen as nerdy is now mainstream culture. But will we ever tire of superhero movies? Richard Evans of Bedrock City Comic Co. and film critic Joe Leydon talk it over with Houston Matters.

The Flash, Black Panther, and Wonder Woman

Comicpalooza isn’t the only pop culture institution celebrating ten years this year  — the Marvel Cinematic Universe began the same year as the first Comicpalooza convention when the first Iron Man film was released in 2008.

Now, with Marvel films and other comic book adaptations becoming regular event films year after year, there is an obvious shift in the perception of stereotypically “nerdy” properties that were somewhat on the fringe decades before. Now, comic book culture essentially is popular culture.

Craig Cohen talks with Richard Evans of Bedrock City Comic Co. and film critic Joe Leydon about comics’ interactions with mainstream culture and whether we’ve hit a so-called “superhero fatigue” in our entertainment yet.

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