The Subway’s No.1 Charmer

Victor Vasquez

Inside the cramped and crazed subways of New York, a colorful conductor on the 1 train brightens commutes with off-script announcements.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Dwayne McDuffie

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Mainstream comic book companies long denied having a diversity problem. Dwayne McDuffie made them take notice.

Because Men Don’t Fit Into Molds

Batman Man

Modern Equality shows what superheroes and icons would look like if they were real. Like, really real.

Comic Books, My First Love


Simms Jr.’s writes about the first thing that sent his heart racing. The Incredible Hulk punching someone.

On Male Friendships: The Top Eight On-Screen Wingmen, Sidekicks, and Partners in Crime

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From Wayne’s World to The Big Lebowski to Tombstone to Swingers, Michael Kasdan goes to the movies to explore male friendships, wingmen, sidekicks, and partners In crime.

Why Doesn’t Batman Ever Smile? Part 1


The first part of a provocative chapter on the hidden world of teenage boys, from the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes. A must-read for parents of boys.

10 Leadership Lessons from Super Heroes (And Super Villains)

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Michael Kasdan believes that good leadership is a super power. And so he looks to his mentors—the super heroes—for advice.

The Question Is…. Which Fictional Character Would You Like To Be?


Slade Grayson would be Batman. For reasons.

Comics: Cape, Mask … Swastika? The Unintended Fascism of Those Who Protect


The following is a first person editorial, in response a piece for The Atlantic by Chris Yogerst, where he said…

The Boy Scout, The Warrior & The Detective


Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman and Alex Yarde has the DC Trinity he’s been waiting for.

Make-a-Wish Turns San Francisco Into Gotham for Batkid

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“I wish to be Batkid.” – Miles, age 5

How to Be Super, Part 3: Believe It


David Sewell McCann points out that “it is the mind that chases possibilities away. It is our rationalizations that shut the door on anything that challenges our small boundaries of what is possible.”

How To Be Super, Part 1: Introduction

thor-ap-Rex Features

Being Super is a life long practice—one that involves the head, heart and a lot of courage. Oh, and plenty of crazy too.

Who Are the Top Five Comic Book Fathers?

Uncle Ben

Even superheroes need super role models. Kyle Wiley picks five of his favorites.

Affleck as Batman – It Needs to Be Discussed

Ben Affleck, Sam Sattin, Batman, Good Men Project

Sam Sattin thinks there are better things for Ben Affleck to be doing in Hollywood than playing one of the most iconic superheroes in comic book canon.

“Would You Kill Hitler?” And Other Important Questions of Manhood

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Killing. Purpose. Time travel. What do these things have in common? The answer: manliness.