The Superhero Issue
Inverse's 2023 Superhero Issue, guest edited by Iman Vellani, celebrates the unsung heroes of our favorite stories — in the pages of comics, behind the camera, and everywhere in between. Read the Ms. Marvel star’s letter from the editor here and dive into the full issue below.
How A New Generation of Music Composers Changed Superhero Movies Forever
In the last decade, the sound of superhero movies became more atmospheric, more eclectic, and more punk rock. Here’s why.
Stories From the Superhero TV Trenches
Director Rachel Talalay on the past, present, and future of the industry she helped build.
Why Do Superheroes Wear Spandex?
The rise, fall, and return of the super-stretchy material.
The Black-Owned Comic House Fusing Westeros With Wakanda
“I started creating this world to do what I think everyone wants: see themselves reflected,” Stranger Comics founder and president Sebastian A. Jones tells Inverse.
“The World Always Needs Champions.” A History of Marvel’s Most Daring Superhero Team
Inverse caught up with the original editor and writers of Champions to tell the definitive story of this brash teenage team-up.
“Alien From Another Planet.” Why Nicolas Cage Was Born to Play Superman
A brief history of Nic Cage’s lifelong obsession with the Man of Steel.