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“9 Portraits of Marvel Super-Fans Shatter Stereotypes of Comic Book Nerds”

“If there wasn’t a group like this, there probably wouldn’t even be the movies to begin with,” said Steven, a theater tech professional, as he waited in line on Wednesday. Mic spoke with some of the people whose love for these films prompted them to spend two whole days watching them back-to-back. They come from all walks of life, from students to health care professionals to a city worker who helps hurricane victims. For them, the movies represent great storytelling, great characters and a community that loves to love the same thing.

“It’s just like you’re reading a book, and you’re following this character through their journey,” said Ann, who had come from Toronto for the event. “Just because they have superpowers does not make them any less human.”

Mic, May 4, 2015

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