Addressing pandemic-induced topics such as loss, grief, and mental illness, Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ serves as a metaphor for life in the time of COVID.
The New Mutants had a long, circuitous journey to the big screen as the final Marvel Comics film produced by 20th Century Fox before its merger with Disney.
Inspired by Joe Ollmann’s Fictional Fathers, I ruminate on my life with comics, my favourite job as a father, and what Art can remind fathers about loving and raising their children.
In his adaptation of okai stories, ‘Tono Monogatari’, manga artist and historian Shigeru Mizuki is at once narrator, illustrator, reader, and participant, explaining the stories’ connections to Japanese legend and belief.
Alex Graham’s Covid-Comic Dog Biscuits intersects with social justice issues, “woke” culture, social media, gender dynamics, ambivalence, and the complications of making mistakes.
Life during the destructive Trump era spurred a new level of activism. Nate Powell’s collection of comics essays, ‘Save It for Later’, wants to keep that fire going.
Does it make sense for contemporary Superman to stand beside ancient Zeus in comic book films? Filmmaker Zack Snyder and 19th century poet and critic Matthew Arnold think so.