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Superheroes thrive on screen as interest in comics wanes

Artist David Choe of Koreatown looks at Marvel comic books for sale at Secret Headquarters on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles on July 11. 

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

“Captain America #1,” a 2018 release written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and drawn by Leinil Yu.

 (Marvel Comics)

The cover from the August 2018 issue of “Fantastic 4 #1.”

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Serafin Nastier, 10, looks at a comic book for sale at Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles. The industry has struggled to connect with younger generations.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

A scene from this year’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the most recent Marvel Studios theatrical release.

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Spider-Man appears in a scene from Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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Chadwick Boseman, left, and Michael B. Jordan in a scene from Marvel’s smash hit “Black Panther.”

 (Matt Kennedy / Marvel Studios-Walt Disney)