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Review: The evil is 'Us' in Jordan Peele's smart, relentlessly scary follow-up to 'Get Out'

"Us" is a tour de force of comic tension and visceral release ... susceptible to an evil that comes from within. This is a troubling if hardly original notion, but the genius of "Us" is that ... read more

Cartagena, Colombia: Gabriel García Márquez's inspiration, the seaport mixes Old World and New

I had come to Cartagena for a monthlong stay ... He describes the exhumed skeleton of a girl whose copper hair continued to grow 200 years after her death — the supposed inspiration for Sierva María's ... read more

Saving the World Is a Job, Not a Calling, in This Week's Best New Comics

Cannon isn’t a new character, but he’s one whose origins and subsequent adventures (including a brief bid for a spot on the Justice League in the ’90s) often go forgotten because of how he became the ... read more

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For decades, Colombia battled leftist guerrillas. Now one is a leading presidential candidate.

“When one looks at the presidential candidates, they’re like a type of monarchy — families that have had power historically in Colombia.” No hard leftist has come close to reaching ... Friedrich ... read more


A comic book meet and greet

Steve Rice of Beaumont, another attendee at the Geekdom event, said he met Mendoza before, and the artist comes across as humble ... “He was totally awesome and down-to-earth.” Mendoza, whose newest ... read more

Gaitan, Colombia’s very own superwoman

With their superpowers, these and other cinema and comic-book heroes ... battles already, Colombia’s very own Superwoman can expect to enjoy many more years at the top. Her next mission will be at Rio ... read more

Russ Heath, Whose Comics Caught Lichtenstein’s Eye, Dies at 91

Though he was best known for his war illustrations, his work was also seen in drew suspense, mystery, romance and even superhero comics.CreditMarvel Comics A different kind of artist also used Mr. ... read more

How Artists Are Using Comics to Tell Bible Stories

Some of the most interesting answers right now come from the comic book world. These works are telling biblical ... the tribalism of the Christianity he grew up with, he still finds inspiration in the ... read more

From Ink to iPads: The Evolution of the Modern Comic Book

This ease of writing and editing speeds up the drafting process, but it also comes with a drawback. As a writer can sit in front of a computer with a nice glass of inspiration ... Hill, whose body of ... read more

Who Is Midge Maisel Based On? Amazon's 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Draws Inspiration From Comedy Elite

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ... of inspiration at her fingertips. “I grew up around comics,” she said in an interview with Vulture. “They are not always a chipper, happy bunch. If they were, there would ... read more

New Sci-Fi Comic 'Prism Stalker' Is Like Sailor Moon on Acid

She’s currently based in Portland, Oregon, where she’s hard at work on two major projects: A Map to the Sun (First Second), due in 2019, and Prism Stalker (Image Comics), whose run began ... unique ... read more

A cartoonist drew a touching tribute to his dying dog. His readers gave him an outpouring of sympathy.

As the creator of the popular comic ... pun-happy hack whose work is insulted by the very characters he has created. But on occasion, Pastis the avatar will share an honest, true-life slice of himself ... read more



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