In a victory for comic book geeks everywhere, this summer's slate of action and superhero flicks dominated the big screen and the box office. Marvel's "Thor" and Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" kicked off the genre trend in May, swiftly followed by "Super 8" and "X-Men: First Class," both of which received glowing reviews from critics. Despite the loss of leading lady Megan Fox, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," was No. 1 at the box office week after week, becoming the top-grossing film of the franchise. The trend continued through the summer with blockbuster hits such as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "Cowboys & Aliens," and "Captain America: The First Avenger." For more genre movie coverage, check out Hero Complex.
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