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STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary

STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary

STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary brings together the world’s best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newspapers die. STRIPPED explores comic strips in depth, why they’re so loved, and how they’re navigating this dicey period between print and pixels.

Support STRIPPED: The Comics Documentary HERE

Marvel Comics’ Troubling Origins Story

What makes this situation especially hard to stomach is that Marvel’s media empire was built on the backs of characters whose defining trait as superheroes is the willingness to fight for what is right. It takes a lot of corporate moxie to put Thor and Captain America on the big screen and have them battle for honor and justice when behind the scenes the parent company acts like a cold-blooded supervillain. As Stan Lee famously wrote, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

If Mitt Romney is right, and corporations are people, perhaps Marvel/Disney has the capacity to feel shame.

Read the full Slate.com article HERE