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Are Comics Bad for Children?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

WNYC
In the 1940s and '50s comics were considered pernicious by many. This Brooklyn mom spoke her moderate mind on WNYC.
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Soundcheck

Now We Know How To Sing 'Don't Stop Believin'' In Dothraki

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The linguist behind the Game of Thrones language explains how "conlangs" are created and even translates Journey and Iron Maiden songs into something Khal Drogo could understand. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Agent Scully's Sci-Fi

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Actress and now author, Gillian Anderson, talks about her new book and upcoming debut at Comic-Con as an author.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kevin Smith: Comic Man

Monday, December 31, 2012

Kevin Smith, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, and comic book writer, talks about New York Comic-Con and the new season of his show, "Comic Book Men," set in his comic book shop in Red Bank

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WNYC News

Comic Con Descends on New York City

Friday, October 12, 2012

Costumed superheroes and villains, comic book lovers, sci-fi fans and video game avatars will descend on the Javits Center this weekend for New York Comic Con. Industry-watchers will be keeping a close eye out to see what trends will emerge from the second largest comic convention in the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kevin Smith: Comic Man

Friday, October 12, 2012

Kevin Smith, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, and comic book writer, talks about New York Comic-Con and the new season of his show, "Comic Book Men," set in his comic book shop in Red Bank. Smith appears at the Gramercy Theatre tonight.

 

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The Takeaway

Morgan Spurlock on 'Comic-Con Episode IV'

Friday, April 13, 2012

Back in 1970, in the city of San Diego, a small group of comic book fans decided to organize a convention. Their dream was to attract 500 fans. In the end, however, only 300 showed up. But the organizers didn’t give up. Over 40 years later, San Diego Comic-Con International attracts 130,000 attendees each year. Morgan Spurlock takes a closer look at these die-hard fans, and the mother of all comic book conventions in his new movie, which hits theatres today. It’s called “Comic-Con Episode IV.”

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Features

New York's Comic Con Kicks Off in Manhattan, Superheroes and All

Friday, October 14, 2011

If you see a superhero walking around Midtown Manhattan this weekend, chances are he or she is here for Comic Con. The convention kicked off Thursday, and it is about more than just comics. Movies, television shows, books and video games — not all of them based on comics — are represented, and so are the fans.

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The Takeaway

Super Heroes, Super Powers: What's Your Favorite?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Comic Con is approaching! The convention, which starts next week in San Diego, is the biggest geek summit in America. What's your favorite comic, comic book character and comic book movie? Or tell us which super power you wish you had.

What's your take? Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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