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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

Art Spiegelman, award-winning artist and writer of ‘Maus,’ to give free lecture at Gonzaga University

The New York-based cartoonist is the first guest of the university’s visiting writer series this year. Spiegelman, creator of perhaps the most academically studied comic book of all time, will …


Captain America was punching Nazis in 1941. Here’s why that was so daring.

Captain America is so identified with his victories over the Third Reich, in fact, that it proved controversial last year when Marvel debuted Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz’s tales …


Marvel’s She-Hulk is dropping the ‘she’ and keeping the Hulk buried inside – for now

For the first two issues of the series (the second of which was released Wednesday, digitally and in print), the “Hulk” in the title represents the monster Jen Walters is …


New superhero La Borinqueqa shows the power of Puerto Rican pride

After announcing his intentions to create an environmentally friendly Puerto Rican superhero as a part of this summer’s Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, with the collaborative …


Movie review: ‘Doctor Strange’ trippy, but familiar

“Doctor Strange” makes a big promise to infuse the superhero story with a much-needed frisson of strangeness. But as a product of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hamstrung by its …


Anthony Mackie makes investment in Falcon

Actors often talk about the investment they make in a role. In the case of Anthony Mackie, who reprises his role as comic book hero Falcon in “Captain America: Civil …


Gonzaga professor sees more than meets the eye in ‘X-Men’ films

Claudia Bucciferro, a professor of communication and media studies at Gonzaga University, edited a book that released in February focusing on what the billion dollar ‘X-Men’ film franchise says about …


Families Pick: Free day makes heroes of comic book shops

For people who love comic books, Saturday approaches religious-holiday status, said John Waite, who owns Merlyn’s, a comic book shop downtown. Free Comic Book Day – extended to a full …


The Comic Book Shop celebrates 25 years and two locations

Spider-Man. Batman. Manga. Tintin. “The Walking Dead.” No matter who your superhero is, it’s very likely that The Comic Book Shop has you covered. With two stores, one on North …


Shadle Park graduate Rahner earns praise for his ‘Rotten’ series

They didn’t know about zombies yet in the 1870s, so imagine their confusion. Early in the zombie- Western comic book series “Rotten,” one poor guy, a would-be miner who hopes …


Without villains, heroes lack punch

‘Iron Man 3” might have dibs as the first blockbuster of 2013, but Tony Stark won’t be the only superhero bursting through multiplex screens in the coming months. Already scheduled …


Love Story: Her comic books won him over

It wasn’t her eyes or her smile that captured his heart – it was her comic books. Sixty years ago, Laurie and Sheri Zapf met in the third grade in …


Doug Clark: No more Kent? What’s the Planet coming to?

I probably don’t have to tell you that the newspaper industry hasn’t exactly been in a super-duper period of late. The layoffs, the cutbacks, the revocation of my parking pass …


Spider-Man comic with Obama draws customers

Marvel Comics wasted no time in offering its help to President Obama, and in the process, the comic book publisher may have created a new cult classic.