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Steven Sikorsky is the son of New York Firefighter Gregory R. Sikorsky who lost his life in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. Steven spent the day with Marvel Entertainment, the company responsible for such popular characters as Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man, as well as recent blockbusters like Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
Timely Comics began distributing comics at 1939 and quickly changed to Atlas Comics in the 1950s. From there, it became Marvel Comics. Throughout the years, it has transitioned to Marvel Entertainment, to account for the new movie franchises, video games, novels, and TV shows. Some of the highest grossing movies include Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Venom.
Steven spent his day learning the process in which comics go through with Nick Lowe, the Executive Editor and VP of Content and Digital Publishing at Marvel Comics. He also worked with Ryan Penagos, the Vice President and Creative Executive in Marvel New Media, learning more about the operation of the new media in Marvel Entertainment. This new media includes a variety of podcasts, web-series, and TV shows.
“I’m a big fan of the movies and I wanted to see what the office space was like,” Sikorsky said. “I would absolutely love to work for Marvel some day.”