Professor Allison Rank in Conversation with Evan Coy of The Comic Shop Wednesday, March 1 at 6pm This is sure to be a lively discussion for any fan of politics and/or fantasy! The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the most expensive and widely viewed fictional narrative in the history of cinema. The MCU is a deeply political universe. Intentionally or not, the MCU sends fans scores of messages about a wide range of subjects related to government, public policy, and society. SUNY Professor Allison Rank joins twenty-five leading scholars to examine these complex themes in the first book to look expansively at politics in the MCU and ask the question, "What lessons are this entertainment juggernaut teaching audiences about politics, society, power, gender, and inequality?"