The Superhero Issue

The 2021 Inverse Superhero Issue challenges the most dominant idea in our culture today.

New stories are added daily, October 11-22, 2021.

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Super Change: What if our favorite stories were actually inclusive?

Inverse asked 17 creators of color to make one change in the history of genre pop culture. Here's what they said.

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Will you still call me Superman: The history of 3 Doors Down's “Kryptonite”

In interviews with frontman Brad Arnold, music video director Dean Karr, and others, Inverse explores the origin story of "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down.

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How to make a comic book — according to 3 superhero experts

Step 1: Be clear — and fun!

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Unsung superheroes: How the Arrowverse celebrates everyday heroism

Not all heroes wear capes, cowls, and latex suits.

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Scientists are uncovering the graves of real-life women warriors

New techniques are revealing female fighters once erased from history.

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How Marvel's worst movies helped the MCU crack its magic formula

Hulk vs. Hulk: Analyzing the MCU's rough drafts

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Last Ronin: TMNT returns to its roots for a cyberpunk revenge story

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz unpack the new miniseries 'The Last Ronin,' a 'Dark Knight Returns'-inspired story about brotherhood and revenge.

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The best X-Men game gets one fundamental thing wrong about superheroes

In 1992, Konami’s X-Men reigned supreme.

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How the guys behind RoboCop changed action movies forever

And why they're struggling to keep up in 2020.

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Why not all superheroes wear capes

As we welcome Inverse readers to the inaugural Superhero Issue, one must ask: What is a superhero?