It’s no secret that I love all things Disney. And by all things Disney, I mean ALL things Disney. That includes: Pixar, Star Wars, The Muppets and of course Marvel. Although, I was a huge Marvel fan way before Disney purchased them. Or before Iron Man and the start of the MCU. (Marvel Cinematic Universe for all the non-Disney speakers). My love of Marvel started way back in the 90’s when I was just a little girl.
Growing up I LOVED X-Men. Love might not even be a strong enough word. I’ve mentioned this several times on the blog before but I even wanted to bleach a strip of my hair white when I was a kid so I could look like Rouge. I loved anything X-Men related. The comic books, the animated TV shows, the live-action films, video games. If it was X-Men, I watch/owned it!
Yup, my love for Marvel goes way back.
One of the main reasons for my recent trip to Philadelphia was to visit the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit at The Franklin Institute. (And to catch up with two of my best friends of course).
The Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibition pays tribute to 80 years of Marvel through more than 300 artifacts, including iconic Marvel props, comics, costumes, scripts and photography. The exhibition will be at the Franklin Institute until September. (So if you’re in the Philly area, you should definitely go and check it out!).
The Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibition was amazing and if I’m being honest, a little overwhelming. (In a good way). Every turn or corner was Marvel, Marvel and MORE Marvel. To be real with you guys, I don’t even know how to properly organize this post. So here’s just a bunch of photos I took while I was exploring the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit.
WARNING: Be prepared for photo OVERLOAD!
There were a few fun photo opportunities throughout the exhibit. They had a bunch of “life-size” superheroes that you could pose with and it was super cool. It reminded me a lot of The Science Behind Pixar Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry!
Magneto and Loki are not only the two BEST Marvel villains but they are the best comic book villains in general. Period. Sorry Joker. (No shade but Batman is the only DC comic I claim. #SorrynotSorry). I will admit Loki is mainly loved because of Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of him in the MCU. BUT Magneto has always been THAT villain.
Before Thanos has a fit, that’s not to say there aren’t other great Marvel villains. But Loki and Magneto will always hold a special place in my heart. (I did name my dog Loki after all!).
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how amazing Black Panther was? It was seriously one of the best stand alone Marvel films!
Of the things I really loved about the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit at The Franklin Institute was all the incredible Marvel costumes on display. Here are a few of my favorites:
So. Many. Iconic. Costumes!
There was a Stan Lee tribute section within the Exhibition and you guys, my heart could barley handle it.
The Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit at The Franklin Institute had a ton of cool Marvel comics on display. These comics ranged from scripts, pages from the comics, story boards and comic book covers. Here are some of my favorites:
The FIRST ever Marvel comic was also on display at the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit.
There it is! The first Marvel comic in all its glory. And only 10 cent?! Can you imagine how much it’s worth now?!
Along with costumes and comics, there were also a ton of cool Marvel props at The Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit.
I am Groot. Translation: How awesome is that Groot?!
John Jonah Jameson = me as a Marvel character. Kidding. But not really.
If you’re in, or will be in, the Philadelphia area between now and September 2, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit at The Franklin Institute! Marvel fan or not, it’s a MUST see.