The New Age of Superheroes
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How an Afrofuturist Black Panther could shake up the Marvel Universe

By Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Franchise fatigue may be setting in for superhero-movie fans. That could change thanks to an African king with a futuristic jet and a cadre of sword-wielding female bodyguards.

Features

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The pacifist past and war-torn future of Wonder Woman

By Aja Romano

Wonder Woman has been many different things to many people over the years—so what is she now?

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A new age of comics is stirring in Africa

By Curt Hopkins

Artist and author Paul Louise-Julie talks about the roots of Africa’s comics revolution.

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Behind Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay’s haunting new project

By Aja Romano

The comics dream team return with ‘Heartless,’ described as part-Lynch, part-Tarkovsky.

Opinion

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Being rich isn’t a superpower, and Steve Jobs isn’t Spider-Man

By Tim Carmody

When Peter Parker becomes a wealthy CEO, what does it say about the kind of heroes we believe in today?

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Why do ‘good guy’ superheroes get a bad rap?

By Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Even Superman, a character who is literally powered by sunlight, is now far darker than ever before.