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Mattia Villardita handing Pope Francis a Spider-Man mask: ‘I said these words to him: through those eyes, the eyes of the mask, I see a lot of suffering daily in these children.’ Photograph: Vatican Media/AFP via Getty

The images quickly went viral around the world. They showed an audience of Pope Francis in the Vatican this week, with an unusual participant in the c(...)

Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home which was released earlier this year. File photograph: Sony Pictures

Spider-Man will remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it was announced that Sony and Walt Disney Studios’ Marvel will re-team for a new outing. (...)

Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen (second from left) has annoyed Donald Trump by refusing to sell him Greenland. Also pictured are Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg (left),  Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and German chancellor Angela Merkel (right). Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins / AFP

Image of the week: Nordic example Climate change was top of the agenda this week in Iceland, where various Nordic leaders plus Germany chancellor Ang(...)

Tom Holland warns us there are ‘serious spoilers’ ahead

The trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home begins with a sombre introduction from either Peter Parker or the actor who plays him. In the voice that n(...)

Power for the people: Classic Marvel Comics titles from the 1960s and 1970s. Screengrab via Pinterest

One day, Stan Lee looked out of his window and had an idea. “I want ensure that the nephews of the future are a bit violent, particularly Patrick’s n(...)

Excelsior! Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics maestro and co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men and Black Panther, in 1980. Lee died on Monday aged 95. Photograph: William E. Sauro/The New York Times

If we have to die then best to do so when – despite your reaching a very great age – the world is dancing to your tune. Stan Lee died in the manner of(...)

Tom Hanks in The Post: we swoon, fan ourselves or need to be alone for a few minutes with “our thoughts”

Last week, when our clever, handsome, nicely socked leader, Leo Varadkar, spoke to Americans, sympathised with Trump and criticised the media, I thoug(...)

A view of Rory McIlroy’s childhood home which is up for sale. Photo: Propertynews.com

It is, the estate agent promises, a “beautifully presented red brick semi-detached property with excellent standard of decor throughout”. It goes on t(...)

Tingling sensation: Tom Holland in Spider-Man Homecoming. Photograph: Marvel

Among the first thing you hear in the latest reboot of Spider-Man is a variation on the theme from the little admired 1960s animated series. “Spider-M(...)

If the sequel to the reboot of Sam Raimi’s adaptation of Marvel’s Spider-Man (please keep up) has anything to teach us, it’s that mid-ranking s(...)