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Comic Con: Do fans want diverse characters?

Comic book fans say they welcome diverse characters, despite a Marvel boss claiming otherwise.

In April, Marvel Comics VP David Gabriel partly blamed a slump in sales for readers rejecting diverse characters: "What we heard was that people didn't want any more diversity."

5 live's Jamie Stangroom spoke to attendees of the London Film and Comic Con - including Clerks director and comic store owner Kevin Smith - to see how they felt.