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Published April 16, 2019

Visit the 'Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes' Exhibition at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute

See what to expect with this inside look at last week's Preview Party!

Last Friday, April 12, Philadelphia's historic Franklin Institute hosted a preview party ahead of the opening of "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes"!

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Featuring more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after original comic book art, film-used costumes and props, and historical artifacts, the "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" exhibition immerses avid collectors and casual fans in the history of the House of Ideas. Stunning set pieces, soundscapes, and interactive elements bring the comic book world to life, chronicling the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange!

In addition to getting an early look inside the exhibition, preview party attendees were treated to an aerial silk performance...

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...two panel discussions featuring Marvel editor in chief C.B. Cebulski, CCO Joe Quesada, writer Ann Nocenti, and writer/editor Danny Fingeroth...

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...and so much more! Here are a few looks at the exhibition pieces, like costumes from a host of films...

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And even Kamala Khan herself!

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The enthralling and interactive experience leads you through 80 years of Marvel history, from the release of MARVEL COMICS #1 (one of the most sought-after issues in existence)...

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...through Marvel Comics during World War II, the personal stories of its most revered creators like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the emergence of the Super Hero era in the 1960s, the debuts of fan-favorite characters, the expansion to TV and film, and more. It's worth the visit—if only just to catch up with a few old friends!

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"Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" is open now! Order tickets to the Franklin Institute exhibition right here!