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How Has Houston’s Comicpalooza — and the Genres it Embraces — Evolved Since it Began Seven Years Ago?

Posted on · Comicpalooza began as a modest convention in a movie theater. Seven years later, it’s the state’s largest comic and pop culture convention. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin sat down with John Simons, Chairman of Comicpalooza, and Richard Evans, owner of Bedrock City Comic Company. Simons tells Houston Matters the convention has come a long way since […]

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Why Are Marvel Comics’ Movies So Successful at the Box Office?

Posted on · Summer is still, technically, a few weeks off, but another summer season of big-budget, comic book-themed movie releases is already well underway, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 raking in revenue at the box office. They’ll be joined shortly by X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy. All of these films trace their roots to Marvel Comics, […]

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Equal Rights Ordinance Update and Houston Comic Book Experts on Marvel: Houston Matters for Thursday, May 15, 2014

Posted on · The Houston City Council is delaying a vote on a proposed Equal Rights Ordinance for another two weeks. Councilmembers did vote Wednesday on a number of amendments to the ordinance, including one that would eventually apply the ordinance to companies with 15 or more workers, drawn down, over time, from 50. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]