Show Business: Marvels of The Mind

The comics go Hollywood

Looking at a newspaper's entertainment page these days a reader might think the whole country had gone (POW! WOW! WHIZ!) comic crazy. Annie is S.R.O. on Broadway, Superman is the highest grossing movie, and prime-time TV looks like one vast kiddieland. The Incredible Hulk is breaking up the furniture, Wonder Woman is bouncing over buildings, Captain America is flexing his muscles, and Spider-Man is crawling up the wall.

Cynics, of course, might say that TV, where the trend is most visible, has always been one big electronic comic book. But...

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