Sujay Kumar is the ex-entertainment editor of The Daily Beast.

Mint Condition

The $3.2 million copy of ‘Action Comics No. 1’—the book that ushered in the golden age of superheroes in tights—sat almost unnoticed last weekend. What’s the world of fanboys coming to?

Self-Assured Superhero

With a superhero who gets in costume in the first five seconds, the CW show zips along blissfully like the first film in a big-budget franchise, flagging only when the speedster pauses.

Pakistani Denzel

Kumail Nanjiani—the unlikely hero of the HBO comedy, which wrapped its first season Sunday—talks about playing ‘Mario Kart’ in Karachi, ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers, and nerd culture.


The clone saga Orphan Black is pulpy, adrenaline-fueled television at its finest. But how long can a show depend on the spellbinding performance of one actress?


The biggest threat to Captain America and the superhero film is not HYDRA or S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s the clunky, overblown, CGI climax that’s become a signature of the genre.