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New Marvel exhibit making Midwest debut at Henry Ford Museum in March

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 13:23:59-05

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — A new Marvel exhibit will make its Midwest debut at the Henry Ford Museum in March.

The exhibition features more than 300 original artifacts, including Marvel's earliest comic book, props and costumes from film favorites, and more.

“Marvel revolutionized storytelling by giving Super Heroes real struggles that audiences could identify with,” said Patricia Mooradian, president & CEO of The Henry Ford, in a press release. “Their larger-than-life characters have impacted those young and old for the past 80 years and have proven to bring us together not just generationally, but globally. We are honored to host the Midwest premiere of this awe-inspiring exhibition and bring these iconic heroes to life.”

The exhibition traces the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters like Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther and more. It also pays tribute to creators like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

“Marvel transformed the idea of the Super Hero in the 1960s—and beyond—by ratcheting up the visual spectacle, emotional dynamism and philosophical sophistication of the action-adventure comics genre,” says Brian Crosby, head of Marvel Themed Entertainment, in a press release. “Marvel has always been a reflection of the world outside your own window and one of its most compelling messages has always been, that anyone—regardless of race, religion or gender—can be a Super Hero.”

Tickets are $10 for members. For non-members, tickets are $35 for adults, $28.75 for youth and $32.50 for seniors. Children 5 and under are free. To buy tickets, click here.