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The nostalgic pastime of role-playing games goes very, very wrong in this twist on the fantasy genre from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Stephanie Hans. Imagine “Tron,” but with Dungeons & Dragons, plus added horror tropes to keep the characters — and readers — off-balance.

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Black church music has been around for centuries, but gospel only became codified as a genre about a century ago, as this jubilant film reveals. There’s plenty of archival footage that traces the history of the form through the lens of “father of gospel music” Thomas Dorsey, who wrote “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” the Martin Luther King Jr. favorite that figures prominently in “Summer of Soul.”

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Are you a nonfiction person? Try a mystery — maybe something by Anthony Horowitz, or an old Agatha Christie. Are you a novel person? Try dipping into a short story collection, or maybe a memoir. Who knows — you might find that sci-fi is your thing, and you never knew it.

The ongoing series “The History of Comedy” (9 p.m., CNN) offers an hourlong look at an entertainment genre that has gone from the margins of p…

The much beloved, discussed and obsessed-about genre fantasy ‘Game of Thrones’ (8 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) enters its seventh season. If you can call…

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