A half-century after his creation, Marvel Comics' Iron Man returns to the big screen for the third time in May. Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the Golden Avenger, a follow-up to last year's breakout hit, Marvel's The Avengers, which drew in $1.5 billion for parent Walt Disney .
Comics are culturally relevant again.
And not just at the movies. Privately held comiXology became the third highest-grossing iPad app last year, up from 10th the year prior. This once-niche medium is attracting a larger fan base thanks to edgy titles such as The Walking Dead, which AMC Networks has since transformed into the top-rated cable TV show of all time.
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