30 Oct October 30, 2023 – Marvel Comics Special Show Gavin Edwards and Dave Gonzales
Beloved culture writers Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards are proud to release MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios. The authors draw on more than a hundred interviews with actors, producers, directors, and writers to present the definitive chronicle of Marvel Studios and its stunning rise to become the dominant player in Hollywood and global pop culture. Dissecting every phase of Marvel’s inception, from its humble beginnings as a moribund toymaker in the 1990s to its current status as the king of superhero movies, the book reveals the secrets behind Marvel’s success.
Gavin Edwards – Co-Author of the Book MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios
One of the fundamental insights into Marvel is the sense that anyone
can pop up at anytime. You are reading a Spiderman comic and then
the Fantastic Four drop by. They said what if we do that in movies?
That’s how you get 20 movies out of Iron Man.
Gavin Edwards is the New York Times-bestselling author of thirteen books, including The Tao of Bill Murray, Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever, and most recently, Bad Motherf—er: The Life and Movies of Samuel L. Jackson, the Coolest Man in Hollywood. Gavin has ridden on Taylor Swift’s private plane, taken a city bus to the Grammys, and participated in the world’s largest tomato fight. Gavin Edwards is your man. He has been a repeat guest on the Today show (NBC), All Things Considered (NPR), and Behind the Music (VH1)—and he’s entertained and motivated audiences all over North America.
Dave Gonzales – Co-Author of the Book MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios
We had 600 scripted TV shows last year. That is going to be greatly
reduced now that we are at the end of peak TV, now that the writers
and actors want to be fairly compensated. The overall result is going
to be less the TV.
Dave Gonzales is a podcaster and has written for the New York Times and the Guardian. He lives in Denver, Colorado.