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Vincent D’Onofrio is the Kingpin of Marvel’s next gritty gamble, ‘Echo’

Vincent D’Onofrio returns to the role he made his own on Netflix, this time for Marvel Studios.

By David BetancourtJanuary 3, 2024

The toy empire of Todd McFarlane, geek king of cool

McFarlane Toys’ intricate figures have made the creator of Spawn and Image Comics an indie artist magnate.

By David BetancourtDecember 21, 2023

The MCU isn’t dead, but it’s hurting. Help is on the way.

The MCU isn’t over yet, but Disney and Marvel’s decisions have damaged quality and box office results.

By David BetancourtNovember 16, 2023

‘The Marvels’ cameos hint at just the future the MCU needs

‘The Marvels’ mid-credits scene shows Kamala Khan isn’t the only mutant in the MCU.

By David BetancourtNovember 10, 2023

Flash Gordon, American icon, returns to comics after a 20-year break

Flash Gordon, the foundational space superhero, is returning to comics for the first time since 2003. Artist Dan Schkade is leading the reboot.

By Michael CavnaOctober 20, 2023

Recipes for winter dressing

Edith Pritchett cartoon on winter layering.

By Edith PritchettJanuary 21, 2024

Trump warns Supreme Court of ‘chaos and bedlam’

Ann Telnaes cartoon on Donald Trump and the Supreme Court.

By Ann TelnaesJanuary 19, 2024

The Nib closes down after 10 years of championing comics journalism

The Nib became the only daily website and magazine to feature long-form nonfiction comics and editorial cartoons. It’s closing after 10 years.

By Michael CavnaAugust 31, 2023

Eight unflinching cartoons on Trump’s historic fourth indictment

How do cartoonists tackle Trump’s indictments? Several Pulitzer Prize winners are among artists who have mixed feelings about the surplus of satirical fodder.

By Michael CavnaAugust 19, 2023

Why ‘Blue Beetle’ is the best modern DC movie

The first live-action Latino superhero movie from DC Studios is its best film of the past decade.

By David BetancourtAugust 19, 2023

Who is Blue Beetle? How DC revived one of the oldest heroes in comics.

Director Ángel Manuel Soto explains how he took hero Jaime Reyes from page to screen.

By David BetancourtAugust 17, 2023

An artist gives David Simon’s breakthrough book, ‘Homicide,’ a new look

Thirty-five years after David Simon embedded with Baltimore detectives for a year, a French artist publishes an illustrated adaptation of “Homicide.”

By Michael CavnaJuly 26, 2023