Hollywood Needs a Black Superhero Fit for the Ferguson Era
February 25, 2015
A black superhero should be more than a black actor in a white superhero's costume.
When Blasphemy Goes Viral
January 15, 2015
The 'Charlie Hebdo' massacre marks the dawn of a digital age of irreverence and retaliation.
A Cartoonist's Dilemma After the 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre
January 14, 2015
A cartoonist's dilemma.
Why Are There So Many Orphans in the Comics?
July 20, 2014
Roz Chast's take on child/parent relationships and aging
Art Spiegelman Is Comics' Most Pretentious Faux-Artist
November 19, 2013
"Pretentious is pretty much Art Spiegelman's M.O."
October 27, 2013
Meet Savita Bhabi, the cartoon porn star who is transforming India's relationship to female sexuality.
'You're Done Banging Superheroes, Baby'
August 06, 2013
The premise of Nemesis was simple.“Nemesis is a reversal of the Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark archetype,” its author Mark Millar told an interviewer just before the comic came out in 2010.
A Superman for All Seasons
April 18, 2013
Superman is turning 75. Over those years, he's moved from rebel to establishmentarian to fogey to oddball—tracking the history of our times.
Maurice Sendak's Blistering, Bizarre Final Interview
March 18, 2013
What I learned about "Where the Wild Things Are" when its author mused about terrorism, murder, and Alec Baldwin.
The Man Behind Spider-Man?
February 07, 2013
Stan Lee is a legend. But not for the reasons you think.