Comics and graphic novels

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James Gunn must usher in nothing less than Superman’s big-screen second coming
The Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director and DC Studios CEO has turned his focus to the company’s ultimate hero. But will anyone ever fill Christopher Reeve’s 45-year-old red boots?

Ben Child

17, Mar, 2023 @9:37 PM

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We’re All Just Fine by Ana Penyas review – home truths in a tyrant’s reign
Rich in detail, this award-winning debut explores the evolution of Spanish womanhood through drudgery, dictatorship and liberation

Rachel Cooke

28, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Elon Musk backs Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams following racist tirade
Tesla and Twitter chief tweets that ‘the media is racist’ after hundreds of newspapers drop Adams’s comic strip

Ed Pilkington

27, Feb, 2023 @2:58 PM

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Dilbert cartoon dropped by US newspapers over creator’s racist comments
Once-popular cartoon scrapped from hundreds of papers after Scott Adams calls Black people a ‘hate group’ on his YouTube show

Edward Helmore and agencies

26, Feb, 2023 @2:50 PM

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‘He created something magical’: Calvin and Hobbes fans rejoice as creator plans first work in decades
Bill Watterson to publish a sombre ‘fable for grown-ups’ after disappearing from public eye in 1995

Matthew Cantor

22, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘The king of St Kilda!’: Fred Negro on cult comic Pub – and Melbourne’s lurid underbelly
A new documentary captures the life and work of the infamous artist, who has shocked, appalled and delighted the city – and who is lucky to have survived

Andrew Stafford

15, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Maus Now: Selected Writing, edited by Hillary Chute review – the Maus that made history
While Philip Pullman and Adam Gopnik illuminate Art Spiegelman’s towering graphic novel, few others in this collection succeed in capturing its spark and sophistication

Rachel Cooke

06, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Beano accused of promoting junk food to children
Quizzes on comic’s website give ‘free advertising’ to well-known high fat, salt and sugar brands, say researchers

Andrew Gregory Health editor

02, Feb, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night review – dungeon-crawler drama
The latest outing from the multimedia franchise finds its heroes still trapped inside an RPG, where they learn lessons about cooperation

Phil Hoad

30, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Why Don’t You Love Me? by Paul B Rainey – a marriage made in hell veers into the unknown
In this clever and savage tale about a horribly miserable couple, redemption comes with a sci-fi twist

Rachel Cooke

30, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Your Wish Is My Command by Deena Mohamed review – a spellbinding fantasy from Egypt
The young author’s debut graphic novel brings magic to modern Cairo in an imaginative story of grief, faith and urban life

James Smart

28, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond review – high-spirited anime
This playful tale about an ogre samurai, a poisoned queen and a demonic pool of talking slime has a lot of confusing lore for the uninitiated to catch up on

Phil Hoad

17, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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