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It is the mission of The Geek Canon to treat the mainstays of geek culture as if they were a type of scripture – to pore over the details of modern mythology in order to decipher deeper meaning in the collective subconscious.
The Geek Canon: Endgame Thoughts ParT I
Article 6 // May 16, 2019
First of all - geek culture as we know it owes a tremendous deal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; normalizing C-list heroes like Iron Man into not only geek culture, but popular culture in general. Being a fan of comics, previously a stereotype linked to poor hygiene and a lack of social grace - has now become something that can be discussed at virtually all levels of society, and has bound together multiple generations - everyone loves Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, from my parents to the students I teach...
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