COLUMBIA, S.C. — The superhero genre is big business for Hollywood. However, all of these characters have very humble beginnings in comics. 

South Carolina has become ground zero for the comic industry with the Gary Lee Watson Collection at the University of South Carolina and the popular comic Bitter Root from local creators Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown. 

We discuss the comic impact South Carolina has with Professor Qiana Whitted, and Michael Weisenburg from the Rare Books and Special Collections at USC.

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For more information, visit the Gary Lee Watson Collection