On the occasion of the publishing of All The Marvels (Profile Books, 2021), I interviewed the author, comics and popular culture scholar Douglas Wolk. In this volume, Wolk proposed to read the astonishing number of 27000 comic books from Marvel, in order to explore and show how all of these different texts make up one unified narrative thread, as a sort of “perpetually expanding canvas” (pg. 13). He states that “there’s hidden knowledge to be found in them, for those who take the time to look deeply” (121), and he did take that time, and shared his finding with us.
This was a very simple talk, and I’m grateful for having had this time to talk to Mr. Wolk. I hope you enjoy it too.