Richard Newby

Richard Newby is an author and pop culture journalist covering film, television, comic books, and horror. His coverage has appeared at The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, and Fangoria. He resides in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and son, along with their cat and dog.

The Gutter

Will Agatha: Coven of Chaos feature one of Marvel’s oldest (and scariest) villains?

Agatha Harkness is coming back, but what other witches will join her?

The Gutter
The Gutter

Blade’s secret villain could set up the biggest conflict in MCU history

Will the rise of the Vampire Nation destroy the MCU as we know it?

The Gutter

Loki Season 2 could resurrect one of the worst Thor villains of all time

Things may soon get zanier for Marvel’s God of Mischief.

Man out of time

12 years ago, Marvel told its greatest Captain America story — without Steve Rogers

Captain America: Reborn could be the blueprint for the MCU’s Captain America 4. Here’s why that matters.

Last Call
Retrospective

17 years ago, DC copied Marvel — and told the worst Batman story ever

It should’ve been one of the greatest Batman stories ever told. The reality was quickly revealed to be something entirely different.

Retrospective
Retrospective
Let There Be...

29 years ago, Marvel unleashed Spider-Man’s scariest enemy ever

It may not be the best Spider-Man comic event, but it reveals a lot about Marvel in the early ‘90s.

47 years ago, Marvel turned its biggest failure into an unstoppable juggernaut

The X-Men were on life support. This comic gave mutantkind a second chance.

Hush-Hush
The Inverse Interview

How Ti West became horror’s X factor

The man behind A24’s surprising new slasher on returning to movies and his secret X prequel.

Inversus

Batman vs. Moon Knight: Who wins the DC/Marvel battle for the ages?

Marvel and DC's vengeance-obsessed crimefighters have a lot in common, but who would win in a fight? Here's the definitive breakdown of Batman vs. Moon Knight.

Retrospective
Retrospective
The Gutter
Retrospective
The Gutter

Should the MCU’s Reed Richards be a jerk?

You don’t get to be the world’s smartest man without pissing off a few million people.

Entertainment