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Marlon Heimerl

Marlon is Shirts.com’s Inbound Marketing Manager and keeper of the office Doomsday Clock. (Hint: Any time another Star Wars movie comes out we get an extra minute on the clock!) His favorite shirts never make much practical sense, but does a Jackelope wrestling a leprechaun NEED to make sense? With interests including metaphysics, philosophy, and science, this bio is brought to you by the human conduit of the term “over-thinker.”

The Growth of Comic-Con [Diagram]

SDCC Growth

 

The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is like the Super Bowl for comic and superhero enthusiasts. But fanfare wasn’t always this enthusiastic early on. In fact, back in the early 1970s, the SDCC was an event with a little more than 300 attendees. Led by a tight-knit, niche community of comic book lovers, and fed by the Hollywood superhero movie making machine over the decades, the SDCC has hit a fever pitch with a whopping 130,000 attendees in 2015. It has gained so much popularity over the years, officials are even looking to expand the San Diego Convention Center to accommodate the rabbles and hordes of cosplayers, comic book fans, and movie enthusiasts wanting tickets in the years to come.

 

As major Marvel and DC movies continue breaking records year after year, SDCC and Comic-Con culture aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And while it’s no secret that attendance has skyrocketed over the years, this graphic demonstrates the unprecedented expansion of the SDCC much to the pleasure of comic book and superhero geeks like us. For the lucky attendees, enjoy claiming your small place in SDCC history this year and please, bring us back something nice!

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Avengers Villains Primer: 7 Baddies You Should Fear Other Than Ultron

Avengers Villains Primer

 

You don’t know half as much about Avengers villains as you should - admit it! If you thought you did, this article might make you think twice. From Doctor Doom and the death-obsessed Thanos, to the lesser known Taskmaster and the mysterious Rabum Alal, Ultron just might be the least of your worries.

 

So before you dive into The Avengers: Age of Ultron in all its destructive glory, take a minute (or an afternoon!) to cower before seven of the scariest Avengers villains that could someday make the cut. Because, let's face it, Marvel isn't stopping this A-train any time soon!

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Pi Day Quiz: Guess These 10 Notoriously Airheaded Celebrities Morphed Into Einstein

10 Notoriously Airheaded Celebrities Morphed Into Einstein

It’s not rock rocket science. With March 14 not only marking Pi Day – 3.14159265359…erhm, ok we lost count – but also Albert Einstein’s Birthday, it calculates soundly (with no remainders, of course) to bask in some of the Father of Relativity’s finest quotes. But when cast in the shadow of some less-than-genius celebrity quotes, you'll quickly find yourself shaking your head2...

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15 Things You Didn't Know About Bob Marley: A 70th Birthday Tribute [Video]

15 Things You Didn't Know About Bob Marley

 

With rays of sunlight shining down, “Three Little Birds” pangs through your headphones to the pleasant din of a steel drum. Suddenly that late car payment, passive aggressive coworker, and broken water heater become a tiny dot on the Earth below as you rise above.

 

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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies [Interactive Infographic]

Hobbit Battle of Five Armies Infographic

 

It all began with the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit." The Hobbit trilogy is coming to an end this year with the final film, The Battle of the Five Armies, and we got to thinking...just how does one have a battle with five armies anyway? That sounds confusing! We explored the words of J.R.R. Tolkien himself and used them to create this interactive battle map and companion infographic. They'll give you a detailed play-by-play of the final chapter in this epic...

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