The Guardian : superheroes
08  décembre     11h00
Top 10 books about the Roman empire Greg Woolf
Greg Woolf    p From Edward Gibbon to Asterix the Gaul, the astonishing endurance of the largest state Europe has ever known continues to inspire a compelling literature p p The Roman empire’s USP has always been its survival. The largest state ever to exist in Europe, Rome’s empire began with the conquest of...
07  décembre     15h00
Best comics and graphic novels of 2021
James Smart    p Alison Bechdel on her exercise obsession and a spectacular cold war epic from Marvel veteran Barry Windsor-Smith are among this year’s finest p p Over the last 12 months, graphic novels have explored everything from injustice to hedonism. But perhaps unsurprisingly in a year that saw many...
05  décembre     11h00
The best graphic novels of 2021
Rachel Cooke    p There were sublime tales of fitness and bad but gifted fathers - but the story of a young girl’s everyday existence was this year’s standout title, wooing readers of all ages p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com books 2021 dec 05 the-best-books-of-2021-chosen-by-our-guest-authors The...
03  décembre     06h01
Is Superman Circumcised? wins oddest book title of the year award
Alison Flood    p Study of the superhero’s Jewish influences beats off stiff competition to come first in this year’s Diagram prize p p Is Superman Circumcised?, a study of the superhero’s Jewish influences, has resoundingly won the competition to be named oddest book title of the year . p p The Diagram...
01  décembre     10h46
Unmasked: the Penguin saves world from Covid in Danny DeVito’s Batman story
Alison Flood    p The actor, who played him in Batman Returns, has written a storyline for an 80th anniversary edition of the DC comic which sees him vaccinate the planet p p Batman’s least intimidating foe the Penguin, usually seen plotting the heist of Gotham City’s priciest jewels, has a somewhat less...
19  novembre     17h55
Japanese anime One Piece to air its 1,000th episode in 80 countries
Agence France-Presse    p Cartoon series, starring Monkey D Luffy, started life as a manga in 1997 and is a record seller as a comic book p p Two decades after the Japanese cartoon series One Piece introduced the world to a swashbuckling pirate in a straw hat, a href https: www.theguardian.com culture anime anime a...
16  novembre     08h01
No straight lines: Alison Bechdel and the unstoppable rise of queer comics
Veronica Esposito    p The artist discusses her role in an eye-opening new documentary that trails the history of LGBTQ comic books and the people behind them p p Among other things, the story of LGBTQ liberation is a story of spaces. For as long as the LGBTQ community has sought freedom and equality, it has been...
09  novembre     09h00
The Waiting by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim review - heartbreaking Korean war tale
Rachel Cooke    p The author of Grass works another miracle with this semi-autobiographical tale of a family separated by conflict p p Thanks to the pandemic, most of us now know what it’s like to be apart from those we love: for the rest of our lives, we’ll remember the waiting and the longing, the fear of...
23  octobre     14h00
Laura Kuenssberg’s successor must be immune to likes and follows Tim Adams
Tim Adams    Dullness and a total disinterest in their media profile are desirable traits in the BBC’s next political editor p Not long after she took over as BBC political correspondent, Laura Kuenssberg suggested that what she was most excited about was to allow the voices of people outside this weirdo...
22  octobre     16h44
Playlist review - relatable, quirky Parisian quarter-life drama
Cath Clarke    p Graphic novelist Sophie is disillusioned with adulthood in Nine Antico’s black and white drama of twentysomething life p p This is not a perfect film but it is an interesting one. French graphic novelist Nine Antico makes her feature debut, and puts us in the familiar universe of a woman in her...
20  octobre     15h59
How our art critic ended up in the Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules - review
Adrian Searle    p strong Somerset House, London br strong From Viz to the fourth plinth to David Bowie, the perennially upstart comic’s influence rampages on - and even our own Adrian Searle can’t get off scot-free p p What should a critic do? I’m sure there must be rules: don’t take backhanders from...
17  octobre     14h10
DC Comics swaps Superman motto the American way’ with a Better Tomorrow’
Edward Helmore    p Announcement comes after revelations that new version of Superman is bisexual p p Following the revelations that the new DC Comics version of Superman is bisexual, the company has now gone a step further and said it would be removing the phrase American way as part of the Man of Steel’s...
12  octobre     08h00
Tunnels by Rutu Modan review - Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Hergé
Rachel Cooke    p This thrilling graphic novel about the hunt for a sacred relic in the divided lands of Israel and Palestine will be read for decades to come p p In em Tunnels em , Rutu Modan’s long-awaited new graphic novel, a fiery single mother called Nili returns from the US to Jerusalem, where her father...
11  octobre     16h28
DC Comics reveals latest Superman as bisexual in new issue
Benjamin Lee    p The Man of Steel will be in a same-sex relationship while combatting the climate crisis and protesting against the deportation of refugees p p Jonathan Kent, the new iteration of Superman, is bisexual, according to DC Comics. p p The traditionally heterosexual superhero will embark on a same...
10  octobre     16h00
Watch out Contemporary artists take on the Beano - in pictures
Alice Fisher    p It’s strange, says Andy Holden, curator of new Somerset House exhibition, em a href https: www.somersethouse.org.uk whats-on beano-art-of-breaking-the-rules Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules a em , that a formula from 1938 still resonates today. That it survived the birth of...
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The Jonathan Cape Observer Comica graphic short story prize 2021 - enter now
Rachel Cooke    p The annual award for aspiring cartoonists offers the chance to be published in the Observer and win a cheque for 1,000, with past winners going on to land film and book deals p p Calling all aspiring cartoonists and graphic novelists: a little later in the year than usual, the Jonathan Cape ...
29  septembre     23h01
Origin story of Dennis the Menace’s jumper to be revealed
Alison Flood    p To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Beano’s longest-running character, comic strip The Epic Yarn of Awesomeness will tell the garment’s backstory p p Cruella de Vil was recently given a new backstory by Disney; the Wicked Witch of the West’s past was a href https: www.theguardian.com...
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Campbell Walker, AKA Struthless: the 10 funniest things I’ve ever seen (on the internet)
Campbell Walker    p Of all the funny things on the internet, we ask illustrator podcaster funny person Campbell Walker to pick his 10 favourites. It gets niche p p I love and hate the internet for so many reasons (ice-cold take, but hear me out). One thing I love is that the internet has stripped power from...
27  septembre     14h40
Marvel sues to retain control of Avengers characters
Alison Flood    p The comics giant has issued lawsuits in a bid to hold on to the copyright of heroes including Spider-Man and Iron Man p p Marvel has filed a series of lawsuits in a bid to retain full control of characters including Spider-Man and Iron Man. p p The complaints, a href https: www...
14  septembre     08h00
Rebecca & Lucie in the Case of the Missing Neighbor by Pascal Girard review - postpartum PI
Rachel Cooke    p The fierce love and deathly boredom of maternity leave is addressed playfully in a delightful mystery for adults and kids p p I’m going to be honest: I only started reading em Rebecca & Lucie in the Case of the Missing Neighbo em em r em because it was small enough to slip into the bag...