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Superheroes on and off the page

10 am Thursday on Focus: Host Jim Meadows talks to Marvel comics editor Bill Rosemann about about superheroes and the company’s new Muslim-American character, Ms. Marvel.

Bill Rosemann, editor at Marvel comics

Bill Rosemann, editor at Marvel comics

We’ve long been fascinated by super heroes, but why? According to Bill Rosemann, an editor at Marvel comics, it’s because they are relatable. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Rosemann about what makes a super hero super and why they’ve captivated us for decades. Rosemann also talks about Marvel’s newest character, Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American character from New Jersey who is Muslim.

Then, in the second half of this hour on Focus, Meadows talks with Mark Hughes, a comic book aficionado and contributing writer for Forbes. We’ll talk with him about the rise of the super hero on screen and how companies like DC and Marvel have expanded their stories across the media landscape.