Though superhero movies are Hollywood’s biggest moneymakers, too often we forget their source material.
DC Comic’s New Bisexual Superman Met With Homophobic Backlash
A Brazilian athlete was fired from his team after making discriminatory remarks about character Jon Kent, who has a same-sex romance in an upcoming comic.
Tired of Superheroes? Three Unconventional Comic Book Movies to Stream
Here are a few great titles to check out that have nary a cape in sight.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, an Invaluable Historical Document of the Age of the Fan
The result of a years-long fan campaign, the massive reedit of 2017’s much-maligned Justice League holds many lessons about contemporary film culture, production, and editing.
After Viral Racist Encounter, Central Park Birder Shares Experience in Comic Form
A semi-fictionalized account of Christian Cooper’s own experiences, It’s a Bird takes on racist dog whistles with necessary straightforwardness.
Centering the African Diaspora in Comics and Cartoons
A new exhibition recognizes the importance of representation both on the comics page and in the hands of the artists making them.
Joker Is a Thinly Veiled (and Thin) Take on ’80s NYC
The film is far too derivative, far too wedded to juvenile mythology, and far too tentative to deserve its elevated profile.
The Comics That Defined DC’s Shuttering Vertigo Imprint
With the influential mature comics line ending after more than 25 years, here are 10 series, both famous and lesser-known, which demonstrate some of the best it had to offer.