October 2022

The Superhero Issue

The Superhero Issue 2022

The Inverse Superhero Issue challenges the most dominant idea in our culture today. New articles October 17-21.

ByJake Kleinman

Inside the Issue

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How to kill a superhero

ByBrian VanHooker

The writers behind some of the most iconic deaths in superhero history reveal their secrets.

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Black Panther 2 is wading into the messy history of Atlantis

ByEric Francisco
Culture

How a Canadian rock band predicted Superman’s death

The unexpected psychological effects of Marvel’s strangest superpower

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How one Chernobyl survivor is using “Superhero Therapy” to help Ukrainians today

ByOlga Alexandru

Janina Scarlet on the powers and origin of Superhero Therapy.

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From The Rock to Black Adam: How wrestling laid the blueprint for superhero movies

ByAbraham Josephine Riesman

The growth of superhero cinematic universes, where characters are more important than performers, is making actors more like WWE performers. Kayfabe included.

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Retrospective

Once Upon a Time, Superhero Movies Could Be Bold Auteur Visions

ByJosh Bell

When the director comes before the property owner, magical things can happen.

TV

Four Seasons Into its Run, 'The Boys' Has Finally Moved Beyond Shock Value

ByDais Johnston

Let’s get serious.

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Ultraman Rises Again on Netflix

ByRafael Motamayor

Ultraman: Rising director Shannon Tindle chats about working with ILM, and the biggest challenge of rebooting the tokusatsu hero for American audiences.

TV

Everything You Need to Know About 'The Boys' Season 4 Episode 4

ByDais Johnston

Finally, The Boys is back to brutal business as usual.

News

Marvel's 'Blade' Reboot Somehow Stumbled into Yet Another Scandal

ByDais Johnston

If only there was an expression for this.

Retrospective

Marvel Desperately Needs Another Show Like 'Jessica Jones'

ByGavia Baker-Whitelaw

Maturity means more than just making your heroes glower.

News

Dear Marvel: Stop Overthinking the 'Blade' Reboot

ByLyvie Scott

Blade has lost another director as Marvel works to “get it right.”

TV

'The Boys' New Breakout Character Borrows a Trick From a Classic Hero

ByLyvie Scott

Sister Sage is a genius addition to Prime Video’s anti-supe series.

News

'The Boys' Is Ending, But its Universe May Live Forever

ByDais Johnston

No civilian is safe.

TV Shows

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About 'The Boys' Season 4

ByLyvie Scott

Prime Video’s flagship series is back and somehow bloodier than ever.

News

'The Boys' Will End With Season 5 — And That's a Good Thing

ByDais Johnston

Trust the plan.

MCU

'Avengers: Secret Wars' Will Be the Riskiest Team-Up in Marvel History

ByLyvie Scott

Too big to fail.

News

DC Can Finally Redeem Its Most Misunderstood Superhero

ByDais Johnston

In brightest day, after cruddiest movie...

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The Most Underrated Superman Show Just Got a Second Season

ByAlex Welch

It's time to take flight.

Retrospective

15 Years Ago, PlayStation's Forgotten Superhero Made His Electrifying Debut

ByTrone Dowd

Shock and awe.

Retrospective

Before He Was Put in Charge of Superman, James Gunn Gave His Origin Story a Dark Twist

ByEric Francisco

Don’t trust the babe in the woods.