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Captain Marvel crushes completely ridiculous success metric

Captain Marvel has become the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to break $1 billion. It’s an incredibly significant metric for multiple reasons but perhaps most importantly because achieving $1 billion was a made-up measure of success by people looking for reasons to call the film a failure.

It wasn’t until after Captain Marvel‘s record breaking opening weekend that sites pushing for the film’s failure started to move the goalposts. Before the opening weekend, sites like Bounding Into Comics and Cosmic Book News had started telling their readers the film would be a complete failure if it didn’t break $100 million.

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Signing: The Last Siege’s Landry Walker and Justin Greenwood at Escapist, June 9

The Escapist has a busy weekend of signings coming up. On June 9, the Berkeley comic shop will welcome The Last Siege‘s writer Landry Q. Walker and artist Justin Greenwood. The duo will sign the first issue of the series between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The signing comes the day after No. 1 With a Bullet‘s writer Jacob Semahn appears at the store. Read about that signing here.

Here’s a description of The Last Siege from Image Comics:

A tale of blood, desperation, and loss. New York Times bestselling author LANDRY Q. WALKER joins artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD for an all-new ONGOING SERIES—THE LAST SIEGE! Spaghetti Western storytelling meets Game of Thrones atmosphere in this gritty medieval war story, as a mysterious stranger arrives at a castle overrun with brutal soldiers bent on usurping the throne of the rightful heir—an 11-year-old girl. An action-packed, genre-twisting epic, THE LAST SIEGE begins!

Escapist is located at 3090 Claremont Avenue in Berkeley.

 

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