Beth Nipper, University of Iowa
Mariko Tamaki’s latest graphic novel is marked by a slew of both positive and negative reviews, leaving potential readers at a loss of what to do.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
James Gunn’s new R-rated action film brings its gore and greatness to the superhero film universe, earning well-deserved praise from both fans and critics alike.
Lauren Sung, University of Georgia
With the success of movies like ‘Joker,’ series like ‘Loki,’ and characters like Harley Quinn, we’ve got to ask — what is it about villains that is so endearing to audiences?
Savannah McCracken, University of Arizona
Is this R-rated trend the evolution of the genre and will the MCU ever transform to follow it?
Justin Spencer, University of Texas at San Antonio
Alex Luna, University of California, Berkeley
Getting into a new superhero may seem daunting, but these Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and crossover series can help you do just that.
Emilia Chavez, Rice University
This overlooked comedy from 2016 seems to have predicted the political and public health disasters of 2020.
Chris Dang, University of California, Riverside
Robert Pattinson (Battinson?) takes over for Batfleck, leading a new trilogy of movies about everyone’s favorite Caped Crusader.
Gabriel Egbert, University of Louisville
Get ready to dive into star-trotting space operas and meet super-powered web slingers.
The genre is quickly approaching the point of over-saturation.
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
A recent trend in popular culture may indicate a growing fear of those with too much power.
Clarence Dodge, Sarah Lawrence College
Critics are calling the upcoming DC film a ‘masterpiece.’
Noah Carey, University of Pennsylvania
With filming already underway, here is a way-too-early look at what could happen in the next installment of Amazon Prime’s sleeper hit.
Grant Morrison’s famous run on the World’s Strangest Heroes offers fans of the show even more madness.
Megan Mehta, University of Illinois at Chicago
Just say the word.
The numbers were good, but the film not so much.
Carrie Christensen, Pensacola Christian College
DC Universe looks promising, but it could be the last gasp for a brand in crisis.
Christian Nelson, Eastern Michigan University
If the new trailer for ‘Shazam!’ is any indication, writers at Warner Bros. have finally heard their movies are too dark.
DC’s recent track record has fans nervous.
Carly Ristaino, Union College
Ten years after Heath Ledger’s legendary performance as the Joker, Warner Brothers is (once again) trying to recast him.
Erin Marie Winans, James Madison University
By treating gender as a variable, cosplayers get to think about what really, actually makes their characters tick.
Jacoby Bancroft, University of Nevada at Reno and Guest Contributor
Will an abundance of superhero films be the genre’s kryptonite?
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