MCM London Comic Con starts today, the largest gathering of comic fans in Europe with over 80 thousand visitors.
And today comic books have super powers, thanks to franchising.
There's a spate of superhero movies being released by massive studios and raking in millions in profits - not to mention all that merchandising and spin off products.
Rich Prinn is from the world's largest science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer Forbidden Planet. He told Matt Cox nobody quite expected the boom in comics to be this big
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, ministers to announce plans to cut the steel industry's pensions deficit, two firms which supplied BHS have fallen into administration, oil prices have pushed above $50 a barrel for the first time this year, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
This is the Investment Trust Show in association with Henderson Global Investors our guest in the studio today besides our Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher, is Ben Lofthouse, a fund manager from Henderson Global Investors.
The topic up for discussion today is investing within the US.
Heads of states are gathering in Japan today to mark the start of this year's G7 Summit.
The major industrialised nations -- that's Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States -- will debate the big issues facing the world.
Concerns about the health of the global economy and Europe's refugee crisis are inevitably going to be at the forefront of many of the discussions.
Matt Cox has been hearing from Nick Beecroft, Chief Economist at HP Economics to find out more about what economic issues will be on the table.
Ministers will announce plans later to allow an overhaul of British Steel pensions.
The changes would slash billions of pounds from the scheme's liabilities, but are likely to mean a cut in workers' benefits.
This is 'crowdfunders' the show that covers the fastest growing sector in finance. This week, host Ed Bowsher talks to a company called Positiveitea, we have a platform profile of crowdcube, major news about LendingClub & also Ed is joined by a co-founder of Zopa, Bruce Davis. Zopa is the world's first peer-to-peer marketplace lending site.
There is less than a month to go before the EU referendum and voters face an onslaught of claims, counter-claims, arguments and warnings over whether staying or leaving is the best option.
Britain's relationship and role within Europe has been a matter of debate for centuries, more intensely since the war and continuously since membership of the EEC, now the EU, 43 years ago.
Former Secretary of State for Trade, Peter Lilley, cabinet member under Margaret Thatcher and John Major has experienced that debate at some crucial stages, particularly the Maastricht treaty. He joins Ed Mitchell, host of Investment Perspectives, in studio.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the UK could face a further 2 years of austerity measures if we vote to leave the EU. Economists in the Leave camp disagree and say economic growth would accelerate following an exit. Carl Emerson is the author of the IFS report, Deputy Director at the IFS, Carl Emerson. He joins Ed Mitchell for more discussion.