Carrie Rickey / TruthdigJun 2, 2017
Strong acting, a solid script and canny directing -- as well as some unconventional gender politics for a Hollywood production -- make this “Wonder” a winner. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Sheerly Avni / TruthdigApr 30, 2013
Brian Wood is a best-selling comic book writer whose body of work expresses a political and social awareness that ranks with the best in speculative fiction. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 27, 2011
Comic artist Frank Miller’s recent tirade against the Occupy movement gives us a glimpse into the mind of a man made important by an entertainment culture that pushes death, selfishness, uncritical obedience to authority and simplistic notions of good and evil. Guardian columnist Rick Moody has a word for such fare: cryptofascist. (more) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 6, 2011
This Labor Day, it's not just 25 million Americans who are out of a job. In our comic book society, not even female superheroes can find work. (more) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 31, 2011
Talk about building a brand: He's played an action hero and a president, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in his own combination comic book and cartoon franchise, clearly the logical next step for California's former governor. Really, Stan Lee? Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 28, 2010
President Obama has already made a cameo on the colorful pages of "Spider-Man," and he's getting the comic-book treatment once again with not one, but two special editions of "Archie," and this time, he'll share the covers with a certain "Thrilla from Wasilla." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 3, 2010
Not even superheroes are safe in this economy. Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, is going to get fired in the next issue of the comic book. Marvel says the unemployed webslinger will have to figure out how to pay his rent and buy web fluid without his photography gig. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 19, 2009
Drawing God is an age-old challenge, but ultra-quirky illustrator R. Crumb was up for it -- although it took a lot of white-out to do the job, which seems fitting somehow. Crumb tackled the first 50 chapters of the Old Testament in his latest creation, simply titled "The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb," and lo, it is good. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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