‘GOTHAM’: 5 Bat Takeaways from the new Fox series

CAN A BATMAN television show without Batman be the small screen’s next superhero hit? This is a golden age for comic-book-inspired television. The success of the CW’s “Arrow” has spawned more shows that leap from the favorite pages of fanboys. Soon we’ll see the Flash racing through Central City (“The Flash” will also air on […]

‘THE VALIANT’: Lemire, Kindt & Rivera thrilled to team on ‘the coolest thing that we could’

THE VALIANT COMICS universe might be experiencing its Big Bang moment. Not that Valiant’s 21st-century modernization of ’90s classics and successful 2012 relaunch doesn’t qualify as a universe-building moment. But with this summer’s announcement that writer Jeff Lemire (DC Comics/Vertigo) is teaming with Matt Kindt (Unity, Rai) and artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) on a four-issue […]

‘BLACK COMICS’: Fresh off milestone Eisner Award, (Howard alumna) scholar goes deep beneath black-and-white of comics page at Fall for the Book [Q&A]

.   A QUARTER-CENTURY AGO, the late comics creator and pioneering minority-owned-business leader Dwayne McDuffie wrote a mock proposal for a new comic series, “Teenage Negro Ninja Thrashers.” The Marvel memo unfurled a string of sharp sardonic points, including the pitch twists that this “new series” would feature skateboard-riding black superheroes with such names as […]

ALISON BECHDEL: ‘Thrilled’ graphic novelist breaks yet more ground with MacArthur ‘genius’ grant

  SITTING IN ITALY, basking in the peaceful and rejuvenating world of an artist’s retreat in Umbria, Alison Bechdel was tempted not to acknowledge the call. “I actually didn’t want to pick up the phone,” Bechdel tells The Post’s Comic Riffs this morning from Italy, of the ring that came three weeks ago from Chicago. […]

SPX: SMALL PRESS EXPO: And your 2014 Ignatz Award winners are…

  SOME MULTI-DAY comics conventions seem to breed fatigue, like a lean-in, shoulder-to-shoulder war of artist-alley attrition and sketchy nutrition. The marathon demands second and third winds. You come, you see, you’re conquered. Small Press Expo, on the other hand, refuses to be so grueling. It’s the party guest that shows up promptly with a platter […]