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Bolivian Batman? Spidey Hanging with Che?
Our good buddy and CBR video director Lincoln Morrison is down in Bolivia shooting a feature and wandered through an outdoor market the other day. While he was shopping, he was surprised to see some American comics characters for sale in one stall. First up, are two blankets which may or may not be officially licensed.
Really not so weird or bizarre other than knowing Batman & Spider-Man register in a Bolivian market in the middle of no where, but this next picture paints an entirely different picture.
That’s a clearly NOT licensed Spider-Man backpack … excuse me, El Hombre Arana backpack (I love that it gives itself four stars!) next to “stylish” Che Guevara backpacks. This may be the only place in the world where you’ll see Spidey merchandise sold alongside Che.
I’ve been telling people for years that comics and comics characters are driving pop culture and here’s proof of that fact — even in Bolivia!