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Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Opens April 13 At Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute

The world’s first and most extensive exhibition celebrating decades of Marvel’s visual and cultural impact opens at The Franklin Institute in a newly expanded form during Marvel’s 80th anniversary year.  

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, an immersive exhibition featuring more than 300 original artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic costumes, props, and original art opens at The Franklin Institute on April 13, 2019. The exhibit debuts in Philadelphia as the East Coast premiere during Marvel’s 80th anniversary year, and immediately follows the world premiere at MoPOP in Seattle, which drew more than 300,000 visitors. The Philadelphia stop brings a thoroughly reimagined layout, ambitious new installations, and never-before-seen content.

The 15,000 square-foot exhibit traces the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange. It gives insight on how Marvel has influenced and drawn inspiration from the ever-changing tides of popular culture, tracing how their stories have responded to historical events and addressed broader issues such as gender, race, and mental illness. The exhibit also pays tribute to pioneering creators such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko whose collective imagination made Marvel into the endlessly expansive fictional universe known today.

“Marvel transformed the idea of the Super Hero in the 1960s—and beyond—by ratcheting up the visual spectacle, emotional dynamism and philosophical sophistication of the action-adventure comics genre,” says Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment. “Marvel has always been a reflection of the world outside your window, and one of its most compelling messages has always been, that anyone—regardless of race, religion or gender—can be a Super Hero.”

 

Exhibit features:

– A fully-immersive exhibit design with life-size scenes that bring the comic book world to life.
– Iconic props and costumes including those worn by Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) in Marvel’s Black Panther (2018), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (2013), plus the Captain America costume worn by Chris Evans (2015).
– Rare, hand-drawn images of iconic heroes such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain America — by the artists who first designed them.
– Many more pages of historically significant hand-drawn original comic art by some of Marvel’s most admired creators, including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Byrne, and Frank Miller — as well as exclusively commissioned original paintings by fan favorites Steve Rude, Esad Ribic, and Jenny Frison.
– Detailed life-size sculptures of Marvel’s beloved characters, including Spider-Man and The Thing, to complement the larger-than-life super hero narrative.
– Special sections designed to provide optimal snapshot moments with classic Marvel characters, and a digital feature that transforms guests into Iron Man.
– An immersive soundscape created by acclaimed composer Lorne Balfe.

Buy tickets HERE.

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Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger Now Available At Philadelphia’s PYT

First, deep-fried Twinkies became all the rage at state fairs, and then a burger with ramen noodles as buns captivated the New York City food scene this summer.

Now Philadelphia’s PYT — the same artisanal burger joint that cooked up a deep-fried lasagna-bun burger has combined the best of both worlds with a new custom burger featuring two deep-fried Twinkie buns, a custom blend pork belly patty, American cheese and extra bacon of course.

Lipitor can be requested as a side dish.

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Acid Free Gallery To Offer Prints By Jesse Phillips, Tom Whalen, Kevin Tong & Laurent Durieux At Wizard World ComiCon Philadelphia, May 30th – June 2nd 2013

Acid Free Gallery will have an exciting lineup of new prints that they are releasing at Wizard World Philadelphia, May 30-June 2, 2013. Look for them at booth 555!

They will start selling all prints as soon as the floor opens on May 30th! Acid Free Gallery will roll all prints in tissue and kraft paper, please bring your favorite tube for added protection.

Meet Tom Whalen on Friday at 1:00-3:00pm at our Booth 555! He will be signing his new print – Voltron!

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Starscream by Jesse Philips – $50.00
Limited Edition Licensed Screenprint
18×24 – 5 color screen print
Paper: Domtar Lynx Opaque 100lb
Run Size: 100
Markings: Numbered
Printed by D&L Screenprinting – Seattle WA
Produced by Acidfree Gallery
Officially Licensed by Hasbro, Inc.

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Starscream (variant colors) by Jesse Philips – $60.00
Limited Edition Licensed Screenprint
18×24 – 5 color screen print
Paper: Domtar Lynx Opaque 100lb
Run Size: 55
Markings: Numbered
Printed by D&L Screenprinting – Seattle WA
Produced by Acidfree Gallery
Officially Licensed by Hasbro, Inc.

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Voltron by Tom Whalen – $50.00
Limited Edition Licensed Screenprint
18×24 – 7 color screen print
Paper: Neenah Antique Gray 100lb
Run Size: 300
Markings: Numbered
Printed by D&L Screenprinting – Seattle WA
Produced by Acidfree Gallery
Officially Licensed by Classic Media, LLC

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Voltron (variant colors) by Tom Whalen – $65.00
Limited Edition Licensed Screenprint
18×24 – 7 color screen print with Metallic Inks
Paper: Cougar Natural 100lb
Run Size: 100
Markings: Signed and Numbered
Printed by D&L Screenprinting – Seattle WA
Produced by Acidfree Gallery
Officially Licensed by Classic Media, LLC

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Dinobots by Kevin Tong – $65.00
Limited Edition Licensed Screenprint
36×24 – 7 color screen print with Metallic Inks
Paper: French Construction Cement 100lb
Run Size: 175
Markings: Numbered
Printed by D&L Screenprinting – Seattle WA
Produced by Acidfree Gallery
Officially Licensed by Hasbro, Inc.

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Soundwave by Laurent Durieux – $65.00
Limited Edition Licensed Screenprint
24×36 – 8 color screen print
Paper: Domtar Lynx Opaque 100lb
Run Size: 275
Markings: Numbered
Printed by D&L Screenprinting – Seattle WA
Produced by Acidfree Gallery
Officially Licensed by Hasbro, Inc.

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Soundwave (variant colors) by Laurent Durieux – $80.00
Limited Edition Licensed Screenprint
24×36 – 8 color screen print with Metallic Inks
Paper: Domtar Lynx Opaque 100lb
Run Size: 84
Markings: Numbered
Printed by D&L Screenprinting – Seattle WA
Produced by Acidfree Gallery
Officially Licensed by Hasbro, Inc.

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