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Stateside Podcast: Big win for Michigan-born comics scholar

All of the Marvels
Eric Mclean
Comic critic and author of the new book, All of the Marvels, Douglas Wolk talks plowing through 56 years worth of Marvel comics.

San Diego Comic-Con International is kind of like the Nerd Oscars: very glitzy with stars of top-grossing comics-based movies and awards galore.

The Eisner Awards are the highest honor in comics. This year's winner of the Eisner for Best Comic-related Book is Michigan-born writer and critic Douglas Wolk.

Last year Wolk consumed some 27,000 comic books — the entirety of Marvel Comics’ output spanning more than half a century. He wrote a book about it: All of the Marvels. On today's rerun episode, Wolk shares Marvel triumphs and misses. He also reveals what it took get through all those books.



Douglas Wolk, writer, critic, and journalist

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