Comics and graphic novels

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Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith – a great, grim slab of postwar angst
This long-awaited epic makes superhuman strength an unsettling backdrop to family drama

James Smart

06, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘The process is shockingly void of communication’: how a graphic novel aims to illuminate IVF
Two-Week Wait is Luke and Kelly Jackson’s response to the challenges of fertility treatment – beyond the medical facts

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

06, May, 2021 @4:12 AM

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Yoga, karate, skiing … Alison Bechdel on her lifelong obsession with exercise
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

Emma Brockes

01, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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DisneyMustPay: authors form task force to fight for missing payments
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

Alison Flood

28, Apr, 2021 @5:07 PM

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The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel review – no pain, all gain
The author of Fun Home reflects on self-improvement, death and her lifelong obsession with exercise in an extraordinarily generous memoir

Rachel Cooke

25, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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I love superhero movies. But can I sit through a four-hour-long director's cut? | Romesh Ranganathan
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?

Romesh Ranganathan

16, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller
A young woman hits the road with the killer of her abusive husband in Ryūichi Hiroki’s adaptation of cult manga series

Phuong Le

16, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Jordan Peterson ‘shocked’ by Captain America villain Red Skull espousing ‘10 rules for life’
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new comic sees Red Skull mobilising young men against ‘the feminist trap’ and other Petersonian targets

Alison Flood

07, Apr, 2021 @11:19 PM

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Hear me out: why 2017's Ghost in the Shell isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending lambasted films sees some praise for Scarlett Johansson’s controversial sci-fi action thriller

Chris Edwards

02, Apr, 2021 @7:10 AM

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'It was her story': Riad Sattouf on the real girl behind his Esther comics
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

Kim Willsher

01, Apr, 2021 @4:02 PM

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Esther’s Notebooks by Riad Sattouf review – fantastically daring
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

Rachel Cooke

30, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Captain Underpants author withdraws book over 'passive racism'
Publisher Scholastic says it will no longer distribute The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future

Sian Cain

29, Mar, 2021 @12:33 PM

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