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Knowledge@Wharton technology and media editor Kendall Whitehouse explores the “marketing arms race” that is San Diego Comic-Con.
Jerry Robinson, the creator of Batman’s iconic Joker, passed away last Wednesday. He helped bring respectability to comic arts, trained other star artists and fought for his trade’s rights, says[…]
Like Citizen Kane, the new Steve Jobs biopic is a parable about the darkness that often accompanies greatness and the emotional cost of great achievement, writes Kendall Whitehouse in this[…]
In one more example of the business community’s pursuit of “geek chic,” this past weekend's pop culture convention in Philadelphia included activities for fans of science fiction, horror and fantasy[…]
Last weekend’s New York Comic Con included an unexpected sight: Surrounded by the usual assortment of attendees sporting superhero costumes was a large booth for Craftsman tools. Is the Con[…]
San Diego Comic-Con, which ended its four-and-a-half day run this past Sunday, offers evidence of the increasing power of fan culture in Hollywood and beyond.
Although San Diego Comic-Con is still five months in the future, tickets to this year’s popular culture convention sold out in nearly 90 minutes. Knowledge@Wharton technology and media editor Kendall[…]
While Comic-Con International's WonderCon in Anaheim, Calif., attracted about 40,000 pop culture fans this past weekend, Asbury Park Comic Con on Saturday offered similar attractions on a smaller scale for East Coast[…]