In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales teams up with Spider-Men from other dimensions.
December 26, 2018 The animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse focuses on one of the Spider-People who has come along in the years since the world first met Peter Parker, in 1962. In the film, Miles Morales is a Brooklyn teenager who acquires spider-powers at the same time he discovers that there are other versions of himself across alternate dimensions.
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Walden says she relied on muscle memory to depict the jumps and twirls in Spinning.
December 24, 2018 Tillie Walden's graphic memoir, Spinning, won a prestigious Eisner Award this summer. She says she wishes she'd had a book like it when she was young and coming to terms with her sexuality.
Creator Taneka Stotts holds a copy of her Eisner Award-winning anthology Elements: Fire.
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December 21, 2018 Taneka Stotts is a powerhouse comics creator and editor, and a persistent voice for change in the industry. Her anthology, Elements: Fire won an Eisner Award at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
Stephan James and KiKi Layne star as Fonny and Tish, the couple at the center of If Beale Street Could Talk. The movie is director Barry Jenkins' adaptation of a James Baldwin novel of the same name.
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December 6, 2018 The director of Moonlight has made a new film: If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel. He's using it to represent black complexity, vulnerability and skin colors.
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Starr Carter (played by Amandla Stenberg, left) is a black student in a primarily white prep school in The Hate U Give.
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October 8, 2018 Director George Tillman Jr. and Angie Thomas, who wrote the book behind the new movie, see some of their own experiences reflected in their lead, an African-American teen in a rich white prep school.
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Awkwafina arrives at the Crazy Rich Asians premiere in Hollywood.
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August 17, 2018 Rapper and actress Awkwafina has had a busy year. She's in two summer blockbusters: Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians -- which she says she knew would be a hit the moment she heard about it.
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Constance Wu and Henry Golding star in Crazy Rich Asians.
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August 17, 2018 This week, we talk about the charming romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, which has been lauded as groundbreaking for its all Asian and Asian-American cast. Guests: NPR's Mallory Yu and Code Switch's Kat Chow.
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Emil Ferris and her semi-autobiographical creation Karen Reyes, the star of My Favorite Thing is Monsters.
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August 3, 2018 Ferris' graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters won three Eisners, the highest award in mainstream comics, and it celebrates the things that make us all monsters — because monsters are cool.
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Writer Mark Russell says artist Steve Pugh's character designs bring humanity to his updated version of The Flintstones.
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August 2, 2018 When you say The Flintstones, most people think of the old Hanna Barbera cartoons. But a new comic book adaptation keeps the humor, and tackles some heavy themes like capitalism and human frailty.
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August 1, 2018 Bui's Eisner Award-nominated graphic memoir The Best We Could Do chronicles her family's struggles in fleeing war-torn Vietnam to immigrate to the United States.
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A page from Emil Ferris' Eisner Award-winning My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. Women and creators of color were big winners at this year's Eisners.
July 22, 2018 San Diego Comic-Con ended on Sunday, and our intrepid correspondents Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer report on an Eisner Awards ceremony (the Oscars of comics) dominated by women and writers of color.
When we saw this crew, we were impressed — and also curious about how long you can stay in an Iron Man suit that realistic.
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July 21, 2018 On their third day at San Diego Comic-Con, NPR's Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer get into the spirit of things by dressing up as their favorite heroes and checking out the amazing costumes on display.
The new TARDIS crew — Jodie Whittaker and companions Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, plus showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens.
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July 20, 2018 Our intrepid reporters Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer take on another day of San Diego Comic-Con, from immersive fan adventures to, yes, all the Doctor Who you can shake a sonic screwdriver at.
The Walking Dead's Our World booth — so far, we feel more like the people on the right. That will change.
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July 19, 2018 The huge fan convention that is San Diego Comic-Con kicks off today. NPR's Petra Mayer and Mallory Yu are there, and their look at Preview Night includes fandom, puppets and the aspirations of girls.