Earth 616

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful film franchise of all time. The films are set in an alternative reality called Earth 616. A new book, The Secret Origin of Earth 616, reveals how this came to be.

David Thorpe always wanted to be a writer for Marvel comics when he was a child. Now he’s written a book that tells the thrilling story of how he realized that dream and how the world he created, and the multiverse it’s part of, ended up becoming the world in which the superhero movies are set.

He also riffs on why superheroes are so popular, the importance of the secret identity, and the world of British comics in the 1980s and 1990s.

Also the exciting potential of alternative realities and alternative versions of yourself and why these are such powerful tools for self-transformation, as he has discovered and explains how he used them on himself to overcome his disability.

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