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The Whiplash Decade

The Decade Comic Book Nerds Became Our Cultural Overlords

Why do they have to be such sore winners?

Illustration: Brennon Leman

This piece is part of the The Whiplash Decade, a package on the wild ride that was the 2010s.

TThe most significant pop-culture story of the decade is superhero culture’s evolution from nerd culture to monoculture…




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