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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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The first ‘Captain America: Civil War’ trailer brings breakup, rivalry…and the Black Panther!

IN APPEARANCE after interview, for years now, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have come off as great chums, Marvel bros in arms, which has mirrored so well the on-screen relationship between their MCU characters, Iron Man and the Man Out of Time. Show More Summary

Seven things you don’t know about tonight’s ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ special

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last year, as the holiday season kicked off, I asked Emmy-winning “Peanuts” producer Lee Mendelson to share secrets behind the making of the classic Thanksgiving special he served up with creator Charles Schulz and animator Bill Melendez. Show More Summary

‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow': CW sets up the big team-up with new trailer and premiere date

MEN OF Steel die. Dark Knights fall.Those are the cold ring-of-truth words of Rip Hunter (portrayed by Arthur Darvill), a Londoner from the far future who has traveled back in time to tell various CW heroes and villains that it is their destiny to become legends as they unite to battle an immortal enemy.Read full article >>

How Frank Miller’s all-star ‘DKIII: The Master Race’ lives up to the hype

FRANK MILLER’s return to the Dark Knight universe is not only an all-star collaboration, but also the rare comic-book “event” that lives up to its own hype.There’s a slightly different Dark Knight vibe in the first book of “DKIII: The...Show More Summary

Sketchbook: Jason Rezaian receives a prison term, and still a travesty’s questions remain

THE IRANIAN justice system may prefer to keep the details foggy, but one picture is crystal clear: The nation isn’t ready to surrender a pawn.Amid whatever political chess match Iran is playing, the state news agency announced yesterday that Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been sentenced to a prison term. Show More Summary

Light side or dark side? Google teams with Star Wars for a ‘Force Awakens’-fueled experience

SO MUCH for “Don’t be evil.”Google not only has retired that ol’ company catchphrase. The tech titan also is now even encouraging you to choose evil, if your inner Sith so moves you.Read full article >>

See: How this week’s New Yorker magazine cover beautifully salutes Paris after the attacks

FOR THE second time this dreadful year, Françoise Mouly, the New Yorker magazine’s French-born art editor, needed to commission a cover illustrator to comment on violent events in her homeland.In January, after the Charlie Hebdo massacre,...Show More Summary

Kurt Russell as Han Solo? After ‘SNL,’ we time-warp back to those real ‘Star Wars’ screen tests

STAR WARS landed on Planet Lorne over the weekend, as “Saturday Night Live” offered a digital short — featuring the real-life franchise newbies J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega — that spoofed screen tests for next month’s “The...Show More Summary

A joyless ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ makes saving the universe feel like a chore

Star Wars Battlefront Developed by: DICE Published by: EA Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows“It can be anything you want it be,” Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of “Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and the forthcoming...Show More Summary

Charged Malaysian cartoonist Zunar vows to fight on as he receives CPJ Press Freedom Award

WHEN THE call comes, I move briskly to an unassuming quick-bite coffeehouse in Northwest Washington. Because when a man from Malaysia says his nation’s “corrupt regime” is trying to put him behind bars for decades, and that he’s maximizing...Show More Summary

‘Cibele:’ Love in a time of video games and surveillance

Cibele Developed by: Star Maid Games Published by: Star Maid Games Available on: PC, MacWith disarming simplicity, “Cibele” sets a new course for video games as a medium for telling short, intimate, personal stories.Read full articl...

Marvel/Netflix’s game-changing ‘Jessica Jones': A fanboy’s five-point review

“JESSICA JONES” is the darkest, sexiest thing Marvel Entertainment has ever done.Yes, for gritty thrills, it surpasses the studio’s movies and its network And streaming shows. “Jessica Jones” (released today) intimately probes what lies in the shadows of failed heroism, and maps the psychological battle that follows.Read full article >>

How Krysten Ritter changed her stripes to star as new ‘Jessica Jones’ superhero

KRYSTEN RITTER is quick to mention that she never fancied herself a superhero actor. She’s not even, she believes, what you expect a comic-book heroine to look like.But a casting director whom Ritter knew asked her to try out for Marvel’s...Show More Summary

Netflix’s ‘Jessica Jones': To play Luke Cage, Mike Colter embarked on series of big discoveries

WHILE GROWING UP in South Carolina, Mike Colter didn’t have much access to comic-book shops.Which is why when people began telling the actor about rumors that Marvel’s next live-action hero would be Luke Cage, and about how he might be a perfect fit for the role, he had one question:Read full article >>

From Doctor Who to Marvel: ‘Jessica Jones’ villain David Tennant relishes ‘liberty of immorality’

DAVID TENNANT well knows the way of the geek. The Scottish actor, so widely recognized as the Tenth Doctor by “Doctor Who’s” passionate fanbase, looks upon the Hollywood proliferation of live-action comic-book adaptations and understands.Read full article >>

The Paris terror attacks: How cartoonists are responding with resonance through art

AMID tragedy, sometimes there is particular power in simplicity. The direct helping hand. The concise word of comfort. The simple gesture.And sometimes that gesture is the inspired motion of the hand.Read full article >>

Here’s The Post’s first Instagram short-story art. Now it’s time to show us yours.

WE RECENTLY asked you to share your art with us, and you did but impressively. Last month, as illustrators tagged nearly a thousand of their works with “comicriffs,” we enjoyed the sheer range and depth of artistic talent, and published two galleries here of just some of the head-turning work.Read full article >>

‘Fallout 4? is a game that can swallow you whole. Just give it time.

Fallout 4 Developed by: Bethesda Game Studios Published by: Bethesda Softworks Available on: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox OneBethesda Game Studios makes games that can swallow you whole. I once traded in their fantasy epic “The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind” (2002) because I was too engrossed in it. Show More Summary

High in the ranks: 5 top graphic novels and cartoon collections to read this Veterans Day

“THEY BRING back memories of what those times felt like. For me, they are a reminder. For you, they may be a unique history lesson told in comics reactions and punch lines.”Those are the words of Bob Dole, noted veteran of war and politics, in his foreword for the new book “Cartoons for Victory” (Fantagraphics). Show More Summary

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? is a carnival of guns and confusion

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Developed by: Treyarch Published by: Activision Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows (multiplayer-only versions of the game are also available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3)Read full article >>

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