Bam! Pow! MoPOP! Seattle museum to feature huge new exhibition, ‘Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes’

The biggest exhibition ever staged at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Tradition will feature a whole lot of authentic artifacts and far more because it lifts the masks on one of essentially the most iconic manufacturers in comics and movie.

“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes,” opening subsequent April on the museum created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is billed because the world’s first and most intensive exhibition celebrating Marvel’s visible and cultural influence.

The story of the practically 80-year-old firm will embrace a variety of uncommon pages of authentic comedian artwork from some of essentially the most spectacular non-public collections on this planet in addition to costumes, props and interactive components. Many of the gadgets have by no means earlier than been seen by the general public

Marvel is house to such heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and groups together with the Incredible 4, the X-Males and the Avengers.

“Our present takes us from the origins of the Marvel Universe to the current, offering an opportunity to see some of the rarest and most treasured objects to have survived from the previous 80 years of popular culture historical past,” curator Ben Saunders stated in a information launch concerning the exhibition, which is being produced by MoPOP, SC Exhibitions and Marvel Leisure.

In accordance to MoPOP, “Universe of Super Heroes” will hint the story of the corporate and its affect on visible tradition — together with the way it’s responded to historic occasions and addressed wider points resembling gender, race and psychological sickness. It’s going to additionally honor creators resembling Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and their efforts behind the expansive fictional universes.

Different highlights embrace:

The exhibition has been curated by a staff that features comics students Benjamin Saunders, Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, together with MoPOP curators Brooks Peck and Jacob McMurray. Comics writers and editors Ann Nocenti and Danny Fingeroth additionally contributed.

“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” opens April 21.

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