The new Black Panther film has a lot in common with medieval romance tales.
Svetlana Quindt aka Kamui Cosplay
Cosplay and comic conventions are attracting millions of fans around the world, generating huge amounts of money and launching some interesting design careers.
The Justice League should be a sum of its parts but the question remains: Who is the protagonist? From left: Cyborg, Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman.
The reviews are coming in pretty harsh for Justice League. If Superman is awesome and Batman is awesome and Wonder Woman is awesome, shouldn’t the three of them together be thrice as awesome?
Ohhh… Alright… (1964).
The New York Pop artist who turned dots into icons died 20 years ago.
A Panel from the Marvel Comics series ‘The 'Nam.’
Because they're mass-produced and written in a serialized format, comics can be seen as historical documents that reflect the political moment.
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The dystopian urban future imagined in the Judge Dredd comics warns against letting technology rule our transport systems.
Still going strong in its 30th year, The Simpsons follows a strict animation style guide based on Matt Groening's own rules, and has much to teach young animators
City People Notebook.
Will Eisner Studios
It's the 100th anniversary of the birth of graphic novel pioneer Will Eisner.
Saving students through the medium of comics.
Kamala Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City.
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The Marvel superhero directly confronts a 'war on terror culture' that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews in Riverdale.
The Riverdale gang have gone from squeaky clean 40s hijinks, to bizarre Punisher cross-overs in the 90s, to a Twin Peaks-lookalike murder mystery today.
‘Maus’ and ‘Watchmen’ are two of the most well-known graphic novels.
The graphic novel has become a literary phenomenon, but the name doesn't adequately describe the medium's flexibility, diversity and potential.
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The superhero film currently appears to be the closest thing to that ever-elusive cinematic holy grail: the guaranteed box office hit.
The first issue of Black Panther, a Marvel series written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, was released last month.
In the entertainment industry, the success or failure of a minority lead can be a referendum on whether or not to use diverse leads for future projects.
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The Amazons of Greek mythology usually were seduced or subdued by male heroes. Wonder Woman finally overcomes this legacy.
The ubiquitous superhero finally seems to be growing up and moving on.
Eneas De Troya
It was the year of the grown-up superhero. Dark, witty and complex, superheroes on the big and small screen have – mostly – matured past mindless violence.
Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze.
House of Retro
An inspiration for Batman and Superman has faded into obscurity. Can he experience a revival?
Superman’s over the hill.
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The flop of the Fantastic Four seems to suggest that viewers are more eager to embrace characters who reflect our inherently flawed humanity.
Break the jaw of that anti-feminist.
Marvel Comics response to the idea that the "damn feminists are ruining everything" leaves something to be desired.
Cartoons can inspire rage – but they can also tell the stories of the marginalised. A panel from The Arrival by Shaun Tan, Lothian Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Australia, 2006.
In the month since the the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the significance of visual representation has been a topic of much discussion. Political cartoons have the potential to reinforce problematic stereotypes…