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Graeme McMillan

Graeme McMillan is a veteran comic book journalist, who writes about both the business of comics as well as the films and TV shows inspired by them. He helped build out THR’s genre vertical, Heat Vision, and and is known for his writing in PopVerse, Time and Wired. Earlier in his career, he helped launch the pioneering sci-fi blog i09 and he has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and elsewhere on radio as an expert commentator.

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John Romita Sr., Legendary Marvel Artist, Dies at 93

John Romita Sr., the revered comic book artist who co-created Marvel characters including Wolverine, the Punisher and Mary Jane Watson, has died. He was 93. His death was announced on Twitter by his son, John Romita Jr., a successful comic book artist in his own right. He died Monday at his home on Long Island. […]

Fantastic Four: A Complicated Cinematic Flashback — And Why Fans Are Elated for Group’s Future Following ‘Doctor Strange 2’

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]  Audiences haven’t even seen the actual team yet, but the sight of an alternate reality Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a signal to fans that — finally — the Fantastic Four has made it under the protective […]

‘Doctor Strange 2’ Wisely Plants Fail-Safe Should the Multiverse Require Endgame

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]  Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness makes it crystal clear that Marvel Studios is now very much in the multiverse business. Following last year’s Loki premiere season on Disney+ and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sam Raimi’s Multiverse of Madness is not only […]

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’: A Guide on What to Know Before You Go

With the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Studios returns to the parallel world setting teased by last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. Much of the studio’s output following (and including) 2019’s Avengers: Endgame has been concerned with establishing just what the Multiverse actually is, and just how it works. So […]

Decoding That Surprise ‘The Batman’ Cameo

[This story contains spoilers for The Batman.] “One day you’re on top. The next, you’re a clown.” Those words, spoken by a character known as Arkham State Hospital (Barry Keoghan) in the closing minutes of The Batman, has fans speculating about the next installment of the series. Filmmaker Matt Reeves has confirmed the character is none […]

‘Book of Boba Fett’ Faces a Challenging Home Stretch

It’s past the midway point in Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett, and as fans head into the final three episodes, they might be asking themselves a difficult question: Is Lucasfilm’s second live-action Star Wars series everything they’d worried its first would be? From the time The Mandalorian‘s title was announced in October 2018 until […]

Why Dark Horse Embraced a Sale to a Swedish Gaming Giant

Ahead of Christmas, news broke that Dark Horse Comics, one of the largest independent comic book publishers in the Western industry, would be acquired by video game company Embracer Group. Rumors of Dark Horse looking for a buyer had been circulating for some time, but the news itself nonetheless came as a surprise, due both […]

‘No Way Home’ and the Tragedy of Spider-Man

[This story contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.] The climactic moment at the heart of Marvel and Sony’s new Spider-Man movie is something that is at once inevitable and utterly surprising, as well as a way to make the title No Way Home true in a manner that few saw coming. On the one hand, […]

The Comic Book Industry’s Next Page-Turner: Union Organizing

Former Marvel editorial staffer Alejandro Arbona appeared to have the perfect job. “People always got really excited when they asked what I did and I told them I worked at Marvel, but I would always counter, ‘You have no idea how hard and demoralizing it is,’” Arbona recalls. “The hours are long, the work is […]

‘Eternals’ Post-Credit Scene Brings New Blood to the Marvel Universe

[This story contains spoilers for Eternals.] In the final moments of Eternals, Dane Whitman (Kit Harington) is seen speaking with a sword, something that might seem strange to viewers unfamiliar with the comic book curse of the Ebony Blade. The Eternals post-credit scene also introduces Mahershala Ali’s Blade to the MCU for the first time, […]

‘Eternals’ Mid-Credits Scene and the Cosmic Heroes Behind It

[This story contains spoilers for Marvel’s Eternals.] Marvel Studios was once fond of reminding its audience that “it’s all connected.” That motto has rarely seemed as true as it does in the mid-credits sequence from Eternals. The surprise moment introduces two fan-favorite characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and teases an unexpected future for these […]

How New Superman Slogan Finally Lets Him Be a Man of Tomorrow

Since 1939, DC’s Superman has been called “the Man of Tomorrow.” The nickname debuted in New York World’s Fair Comics No. 1, and in the intervening years has morphed to take on new meaning. Judging by the new Superman mission statement unveiled during this weekend’s DC FanDome, these days, it just might be a reference […]