David Betancourt

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on comic book culture

Education: Radford University, BA in media studies

David Betancourt writes about all aspects of comic book culture for The Washington Post's Comic Riffs blog.
Latest from David Betancourt

Hailee Steinfeld of ‘Hawkeye’ could become the next big star of the Marvel universe

Hailee Steinfeld discusses her role in the new Marvel Studios “Hawkeye” series on Disney Plus — and how the color purple took over her life.

November 24, 2021

Best graphic novels of 2021

Here are 10 of the year’s graphic narratives that stayed with us, in their power to create unique immersive worlds and spark illumination through illustration.

November 18, 2021

The story of how Superman came out as bisexual: It ‘makes perfect sense’

DC Comics' new Superman, who comes out as bisexual in an issue released Tuesday, is fighting for truth, justice and a more inclusive future.

November 16, 2021

‘Eternals’ post-credits scenes, explained: What’s Harry Styles doing here?

After meeting ten Eternals, make room for more heroes, including Harry Styles.

November 8, 2021

Eternals, explained: Who they are and how they fit into the Marvel universe

The Eternals have been around since 1976 but even the most dedicated Marvel fans might not be familiar with them.

November 5, 2021

Marvel Studios is famous for its secrecy. In a new two-volume set, the company finally opens up.

What is the origin story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Tara Bennett and Paul Terry got to the bottom of it.

October 19, 2021

Who is Shang-Chi? 7 things to know about Marvel’s latest onscreen superhero.

Shang-Chi, played by Simu Liu, could lead the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

September 3, 2021

In ‘Shang-Chi,’ Simu Liu finally gets the role he always wanted

Simu Liu has been “manifesting this kind of superhero role for myself for a long time,” he says of Shang-Chi.

September 2, 2021

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer: Here’s what’s revealed and what we still don’t know

Just how many Spider-Men are we dealing with in this movie? It's still unclear.

August 24, 2021

What to know about ‘What If...?,’ the Marvel series that features Chadwick Boseman’s voice

For the first time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be animated.

August 11, 2021