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Comic-Con swings into 50th year with tributes to Stan Lee

Comic-Con is a festive event, as an estimated 130,000 attendees descend on San Diego, many of them clad in colorful costumes. But part of this year's 50th edition of the annual gathering will have a somewhat more somber tone, marking the first convention since the death of Marvel patriarch Stan Lee.

'Captain Marvel' flies into Marvel's elevated expectations

"Captain Marvel" features an alien culture governed by the "Supreme Intelligence," which is as good a description as any of Marvel, the well-oiled hit machine behind it. Despite marking the studio's first solo outing with a female superhero, the result feels like one of Marvel's lesser lights -- a dutiful cog in its vaunted cinematic universe as opposed to any sort of breakthrough.