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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Sketchbook: As Post’s Jason Rezaian is sentenced, Iran’s contemptible pattern of injustice continues

A HISTORIC nuclear deal was struck with Iran, and so I hoped I wouldn’t still be drawing this.The one-year mark of his detention passed, and so I wished I wouldn’t still be drawing this.A week ago, he had been in custody longer than the Carter-era Iranian hostage crisis lasted, and I longed to not be drawing this still.Read full article >>

So Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk is joining ‘Thor’ 3. Just what does this mean for the Marvel Universe?

O, GIVE Hulk a home, where the Ruffalo roams.We still don’t have a new solo Incredible Hulk film on the Marvel Studios docket. That, even though Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “Now You See Me 2?) is now the definitive big-screen Hulk, after...Show More Summary

From idea born at MICA, Noelle Stevenson is the youngest 2015 National Book Award finalist

SEVERAL YEARS ago, while at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle Stevenson got an assignment that required creating a character. So she thought back to high school, to a musing she’d toyed with involving a female shapeshifter. Show More Summary

Yoshi’s Woolly World review: A cute and fun diversion

Yoshi’s Woolly World Developed by: Good-Feel Published by: Nintendo Available on: Wii UIf we can agree that it’s only human to long for a little diversion, or even a bit of pampering every now and again, then we shouldn’t slight theShow More Summary

‘Arrow’ TV recap: Will our hero tackle Star City’s woes by running on the Green ticket?

OLIVER QUEEN thought he was giving Star City the hero it needed when he took to the airwaves, donning hood and mask, and declared that he is the Green Arrow, protector who will do whatever it takes to keep his municipality safe.Read full article >>

‘The Flash’ TV recap: When Barry met a sandy villain, and learned to trust another (alleged) speedster

FLASH FANS naturally know that Jay Garrick is a speedster — a Flash in his own right and one of Barry Allen’s great allies and mentors. But after Tuesday night’s episode of “The Flash” — on which Garrick broke into S.T.A.R. Labs andShow More Summary

Darwyn Cooke & Gilbert Hernandez illuminate their striking new ‘Twilight Children’

VERTIGO COMICS editor Shelly Bond was contemplating collaborations for a new line of Vertigo titles and she decided to reach out to Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier). Cooke, the writer-artist so known for his unique visual style, recalls that Bond asked him what he’d like to do for Vertigo.Read full article >>

Live sketchbook: Sizing up the Democratic debate rivals in 6 simple illustrations

THE REVIEWS are in.“A spirited but largely civil debate,” write The Post’s Dan Balz and Anne Gearan, noting the “surprisingly sharp and pointed language” between leading contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.Read full articl...

#InkTober: As artists draw daily in October, here are some of the eye-catching illustrations

LAST WEEK, The Post’s Comic Riffs spotlighted InkTober, the social-media campaign created by Utah-based artist Jake Parker that encourages artworks to share their drawings every day in October.In that spirit, Comic Riffs said we would...Show More Summary

Elektra to the Punisher, Marvel/Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ teases its second season with a ‘bang’

Season 1 was awesome. Watch the @Daredevil #NYCC sizzle… Season 2 looks epic! THE devil of Hell’s Kitchen about to get punished?Read full article >>

‘Gotham’ TV recap: Michael Chiklis is here to clean ‘house.’ But will Gordon appear spotless?

Editor’s note: If you’re not caught up on your “Gotham,” stop here. That be lots of spoilers from previous episode.AS MICHAEL CHIKLIS makes his debut tonight as Capt. Nathaniel Barnes on Fox’s “Gotham,” the action sets the tone for several storylines unfolding this season.Read full article >>

As ‘Gotham’ rolls a sizzle reel, just what might change when Michael Chiklis rolls into town?

SUPERHERO TV landed strong over the weekend at the feet of New York Comic Con throngs. Timed to the new season, Warner Bros. delivered trailers for “Arrow” and “The Flash,” but the sizzle reel that most caught our eye — in terms of signaling in a possible shift in trajectory — involved the teasing new scenes that backloaded the “Gotham” footage.Read full article >>

Would you pay $10,000 to buy this cartoon? (And to defend a pill price-hiker against Matt Bors?)

IT STARTED, as so many things do these days, on Twitter, as a tiff between a topic-tweaking political cartoonist and, apparently, a miffed big-pharma price hiker making headlines.The Turing CEO and hedge-fund “pillionaire,” Martin Shkreli,...Show More Summary

New York Comic Con: Writer embraces plus-size superhero Faith — and her passionate fan base

THIS IS Jody Houser’s fourth New York Comic Con, but it has produced plenty of personal firsts.Houser is the writer on Valiant Entertainment’s new Faith miniseries that debuts in January, and in that role, in recent days, she has found herself in a new swirl of appearing on multiple panels and speaking at the Con as a creator who now has a working title.Read full article >>

New York Comic Con 2015: Why one woman was moved to launch #BlackComicsMonth

THERE WERE those who remembered. When the news broke here in January that Milestone Media was planning a 2.0 initiative, there were fans who had their memories stoked of such ’90s black superheroes as Icon, Hardwire and Rocket.Read full article >>

New York Comic Con 2015: Relaunched Archie Comics finds a fan appetite worthy of Jughead

AS ARCHIE COMICS spotlights its newest moves at this week’s New York Comic Con, it’s not an iconic redhead who’s taking center stage. Instead, this time, it’s the lanky kid with the golden crown and the golden-arches appetite.Read full article >>

‘The Arrow’ TV recap: Where were you when the Arrow’s life took on a new color?

IF YOU’RE enjoying this era of superhero television — with all its Bat-prequels, Marvel agents, the Netflix kitchen and, soon, Superman’s cousin — you owe a bit of gratitude to the show that launched the current wave.Read full article >>

Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4? to Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ 2: Disney announces 19 film dates through 2020

THE CINEMATIC cupboard is so stocked at Disney that the company is jostling and locking down dates for 19 films through the next five years.In the Pixar realm, Disney is announcing today that “Cars 3? will open two summers from now, and “The Incredibles 2? will land in 2019. Show More Summary

‘The Beginners Guide’ to blurring the lines between video games and interactive art

The Beginner’s Guide Developed by: Everything Unlimited, Ltd. Published by:  Everything Unlimited, Ltd. Available on: PCArt has a tradition of setting traps. Unreliable narrators have had a career in modern storytelling at least since...Show More Summary

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