October 2021

The Superhero Issue

Indie auteur Nia Dacosta in a white dress and white boots with a comic book page collage in the back...
The Superhero Issue

Indie auteur Nia DaCosta shows off her comic book roots in 'The Marvels'

“I like to call myself Marvel trash.”

ByRoxane Gay
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 12: Roxane Gay attends the 2019 Hammer Museum Gala In The Garden a...
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Roxane Gay: A letter from the editor

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What’s wrong with wanting to be saved?

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In defense of supervillains

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Superhero stories have a disability problem

In both our real and superhero-filled worlds, the fear of anything imperfect and different is seen as something to fix or destroy.

Emilio Lopez
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The Black Superman paradox

DC still needs to answer one giant question

We, the Super Ones

Black women are already superheroes, even if Hollywood doesn’t see it.

Takeia Marie
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Afrofuturist and horror writer Tananarive Due: “Invite more Black creators to the table”

The award-winning author discussed her work as a pioneer of horror, how she got her start, and the future of Afrofuturism.

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The Batman screenwriter reveals the secrets of his cerebral approach to the Dark Knight

Mattson Tomlin, writer of 2022’s The Batman and Batman: The Imposter, explains why Gotham needs Batman.

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Lashana Lynch doesn’t want to be the next James Bond. She’s thinking bigger.

“We’ve been focusing on James Bond for so long,” Lynch tells Inverse. “Who else is here?”


Carlos Adama

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Superhero cosplay makes you a better person for one science-backed reason

“I feel like I’m a different person.”

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What if the Avengers weren't white?

Illustrator Takeia Marie reimagines the Avengers to reflect “overlooked parts of the world.”

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'G.I. Joe' writer Larry Hama "always" wanted an Asian Snake Eyes [Exclusive]

“I always wanted Snake Eyes to be Asian.”

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Who's the best superhero of all time? Science reveals the surprising answer

Spoiler alert: It’s not Batman.

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How a new era of superheroines are fixing the genre’s worst habit

Superheroines and the monstrous feminine

The oral history of The Infinity Gauntlet, Marvel's game-changing comic event

30 years ago, Marvel redefined comics and superheroes forever. Here’s how.

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How Mark Hamill helped make the trippiest sci-fi superhero movie of the ‘90s

Cyborg superheroes, evil aliens, and Luke Skywalker: why The Guyver still rules on its 30th anniversary.

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Is Captain America bisexual? Why a queer Steve Rogers matters

This Marvel fan fiction is more important than you think.

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How Captain Planet inspired a generation of Millennials to save the world

“You all are now Captain Planet,” says Barbara Pyle, who helped create the eco-friendly superhero. “You are now the superheroes.”

by Alison Kentish
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Africa's first kid superhero is “liberating” a generation of fans

Super Sema has a chance to inspire a new generation with its positive outlook on science and technology.

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Marvel needs to do one terrifying thing to perfect its cinematic universe

“Something wicked this way comes.”

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The real science of Poison Ivy reveals an even deadlier real-life villain

This misanthrope is more relevant than ever.

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