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Fans remember Stan Lee’s legacy

Parker Otto

November 14, 2018

Millions of Marvel fans heard the sad news Monday that comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee died at the age of 95. He will forever be remembered as a creative genius who contrived amazing characters and a guardian angel who made numerous cameos in Marvel films.Lee was born Stanley Martin...

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” celebrates 30th anniversary

Ginger Simons

September 28, 2017

Sept. 28 marks the 30th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” In 1987, the classic science-fiction show made a grand return with the pilot episode, “Encounter at Farpoint,” and from there went on to explore faraway lands for 178 more episodes.Man...

NIU should give credit to comics

Pat Quinn

March 17, 2014

As NIU restructures its gen. ed classes for students, the university should consider adding comic book classes. Between communication, English and history and foreign language courses, comic book classes could be applicable to a variety of subjects.“Captain America:” HistoryHitler’s portrayal in...