The Guardian : superheroes
11  mai     01h05
Fun Home review - Alison Bechdel memoir-musical adaptation burrows its way into your heart
Debbie Zhou    p strong Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney br strong Behind the image of a picture-perfect family is a father’s torment and an artist’s attempt to grasp at the truth p p Memory is a funny, beautiful thing. One minute its immediacy can catch you by surprise, the next it can leave you wondering if...
09  mai     09h00
Is nowhere safe from the Tories’ culture wreckers? Stewart Lee
Stewart Lee    p Oliver Dowden and his cronies are placing pliant ghouls in every position of influence p p Many on the left have blamed Keir Starmer, and the white working class’s perceived abandonment by Labour’s patronising metropolitan elite, for the political survival of the corrupt liar Boris Johnson. And...
06  mai     06h30
Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith - a great, grim slab of postwar angst
James Smart    p This long-awaited epic makes superhuman strength an unsettling backdrop to family drama br p p There are epic waits, and there’s the wait for Barry Windsor-Smith’s new epic. This great, grim 366-page slab of postwar angst began its life as a Hulk story that Windsor-Smith planned for Marvel in...
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The process is shockingly void of communication’: how a graphic novel aims to illuminate IVF
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen    p Two-Week Wait is Luke and Kelly Jackson’s response to the challenges of fertility treatment - beyond the medical facts p p A man stands in the doorway of a bathroom, brushing his teeth. His wife lies in bed, reading. So... ummm... are we going to...? she asks. He pauses for a moment, then...
01  mai     08h00
Yoga, karate, skiing ... Alison Bechdel on her lifelong obsession with exercise
Emma Brockes    p Ever since she was a child, the Fun Home cartoonist has been fascinated by fitness. The cartoonist talks about the salvation’ of running, polyamory and being seduced by a fan p p The first obsession, for a href https: www.theguardian.com books 2021 feb 01 as-a-body-hers-is-perfection...
28  avril     17h07
DisneyMustPay: authors form task force to fight for missing payments
Alison Flood    p Coalition of author groups call for Disney to pay outstanding royalties owed to writers of novels and comics including Star Wars, Alien and Buffy the Vampire Slayer series it now owns p p A task force made up of science fiction and fantasy, romance, crime and horror authors has been formed in...
25  avril     08h00
The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel review - no pain, all gain
Rachel Cooke    p The author of Fun Home reflects on self-improvement, death and her lifelong obsession with exercise in an extraordinarily generous memoir p p In her quietly astonishing new book, Alison Bechdel sets out to discover why she has devoted so many hours of her life - very possibly as many as are...
16  avril     13h00
I love superhero movies. But can I sit through a four-hour-long director’s cut? Romesh Ranganathan
Romesh Ranganathan    p Fans can finally watch Zack Snyder’s original vision for the Justice League - but can I really spend all afternoon in front of the TV? p p I have long been a fan of superhero films, which has made the last few years incredibly exciting. For a long time, people like me had to deal with origin...
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Ride or Die review - bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller
Phuong Le    p A young woman hits the road with the killer of her abusive husband in RyÅ ichi Hiroki’s adaptation of cult manga series p p The prolific director RyÅ ichi Hiroki has carved out a niche in modern Japanese cinema with his willingness to delve into the darker sides of sexuality. Following a start...
07  avril     23h19
Jordan Peterson shocked’ by Captain America villain Red Skull espousing 10 rules for life’
Alison Flood    p Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new comic sees Red Skull mobilising young men against the feminist trap’ and other Petersonian targets br p p In the new issue of Captain America, the superhero’s longtime nemesis Red Skull espouses his views about 10 rules for life , the feminist trap and chaos and...
02  avril     07h10
Hear me out: why 2017’s Ghost in the Shell isn’t a bad movie
Chris Edwards    p The latest in our series of writers defending lambasted films sees some praise for Scarlett Johansson’s controversial sci-fi action thriller p p If you dare to suggest that the live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell isn’t completely terrible, you’ll most likely receive a confused dog look...
01  avril     16h02
It was her story’: Riad Sattouf on the real girl behind his Esther comics
Kim Willsher    p When the graphic novelist met an unusually chatty nine-year-old, he was so struck by her talk that he began putting it into cartoons, which have been a hit in France br p p My name is Esther and I am nine years old. I live in Paris in the 17th arrondissement. So starts the story of Esther,...
30  mars     08h00
Esther’s Notebooks by Riad Sattouf review - fantastically daring
Rachel Cooke    p The French cartoonist’s funny, well-observed stories about the life of a young girl in Paris read like an illustrated version of the TV series Up p p a href https: www.theguardian.com books 2016 mar 27 riad-sattouf-arab-of-the-future-interview Riad Sattouf a is best known in the UK for...
29  mars     12h33
Captain Underpants author withdraws book over ’passive racism’
Sian Cain    p Publisher Scholastic says it will no longer distribute The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future p p Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey has apologised for harmful racial stereotypes and passively racist imagery in one of his graphic novels for children, which has been...
18  mars     16h02
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier review - sturdy start to Marvel’s latest
Benjamin Lee    p Disney’s Avengers spinoff series offers up a patchy yet encouraging combination of exhilarating action and soapy drama p p There was every legitimate reason to feel a little daunted and wearied by Disney’s glut of small-screen streaming announcements back in 2019 that was then compounded last...
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Marvel announces first gay Captain America
Alison Flood    p Aaron Fischer, a gay teenager, will take on the mantle in The United States of Captain America, marking the character’s 80th anniversary br p p A teenager who stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten is to become the first LGBTQ character to take on the mantle of Captain America. p p...
17  mars     06h01
Beano hero: Dennis the Menace turns 70
Alison Flood    p The perennial naughty schoolboy is entering his eighth decade as youthful as ever, with help from YouTube star Joe Sugg and a panel of young readers br p p Seventy years ago, on 17 March 1951, Dennis the Menace first strolled on to the pages of the Beano. The iconic red and black jumper of...
13  mars     15h00
On my radar: Aidan Moffat’s cultural highlights
Kathryn Bromwich    p The Arab Strap vocalist on late-night horror chats with his mum, spending time with Alan Partridge, and bingeing on Succession p p Born in Falkirk, Scotland, in 1973, Aidan Moffat is the vocalist of indie rock band Arab Strap, which he founded in 1995 with Malcolm Middleton. Characterised by...
12  mars     15h42
Hergé’s heirs sue artist over his Tintin Edward Hopper mashups
Alison Flood    p Xavier Marabout has been accused in a French court of taking advantage of the reputation of a character to immerse him in an erotic universe’ p p A French artist who imagines romantic adventures for the boy adventurer Tintin in the landscapes of Edward Hopper has been sued by the Tintin...
02  mars     09h00
Parenthesis by Élodie Durand review - gripping graphic memoir about the joy of recovery
Rachel Cooke    p The French artist deftly evokes the fog and fear of illness and the thrill of getting better p p There are so many good graphic memoirs about illness: when it comes to ill-defined symptoms, and to the way that time contracts and expands in the sickroom, comics seem to reach places that words...