Highlighting the unseen artists behind comic books

Rob Stull says black comic book artists have always been in the industry, they just haven’t gotten the visibility they deserve.

Growing up in Brookline as a comic book geek, Rob Stull devoured iconic titles like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman.

As an African-American, he was especially enthralled by Black Panther and X-Men’s Storm, as well as other characters of color in Green Lantern. Stull assumed — correctly, of course — that even these superheroes of color were mostly created by white men like Marvel’s Stan Lee.

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Your old Pokémon cards, comic books, or Barbies could be worth more than a house

The abandoned toy box in your garage could, just maybe, prove to be a gold mine.

Business Insider South Africa investigated the potential value of now highly-collectable toys that could be waiting to be discovered in South Africa. The most expensive are literally the price of cars, houses, firepools – or equal to winning the Wimbledon tournament.

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Kids Con 2018: Comic books come to life as event marks third year

Three-year-old Nathan Allen put three of his favorite superhero costumes in the car before his family headed up to Nashua on Sunday for the third annual Kids Con New England.

However, Nathan – who lives in Lynn, Massachusetts, and was among the scores of children who came to this year’s event at the Nashua Radisson – ultimately decided to leave them in the car.

“He had them ready, but he was just a bit shy” about donning one of the costumes, Nathan’s mom said, adding that he will almost certainly wear one next year.

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