io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 6/22 - 6/23 | Concept art from The Thing by Robert Simons. Hat tip to Gadget Bot.


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Saturday Morning Cartoons bring you clips from this week's episodes of Young Justice, Generator Rex, & more!

For some reason, good ‘ol cartoons like we grew up with in the 80s and 90s (and earlier) don't come on during Saturday mornings anymore. Maybe it's because anyone who is awake and would watch is sleeping. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Weirdly prescient 1987 sitcom predicted the death of Muammar Gaddafi

There was no shortage of crappy, short-lived genre shows in the 1980s, but only one of them accidentally predicted the death year of a newly deceased Libyan strongman. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Costumed children meet gruesome ends in "The Last of the Trick-Or-Treaters" webcomics

One little trick-or-treater finds a haunted house more haunted than he could have imagined. Another brings her new friend a grisly treat. Candy-hunting children meet all sorts of macabre ends in the watercolor comic series "The Last of the Trick-Or-Treaters. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Is Watchmen 2 being considered yet again?

Every few years or so, the internet hears whispers of DC Comics' plans to exhume Watchmen so that everyone can sleep on futons made of woven sapphire and topaz. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011In this exclusive preview of The Savage Hawkman, it's weird bad guys and weirder metals!

Courtesy of DC Comics, here's an exclusive preview of next week's installment of The Savage Hawkman, a new series starring stalwart bird-fellow Carter Hall. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Melancholy monsters from your gloomiest nightmares

Anton Semenov's flesh and fabric monsters haunt gloomy houses and post-apocalyptic wastelands. But as unnerving as these horrific beasties seem, they also seem tinged with more than an ounce of sadness. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011David Brin's Startide Rising takes off, but could use more gravity

Dolphin starship pilots! Chimpanzee scientists! Hordes of vicious aliens! And a fleet of billion-year-old warships connected to a galactic conspiracy. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011What if David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was a NASA mission?

We've seen Major Tom's foibles as a semi-depressing children book, but what if it was actually a by-the-book NASA operation? Let Killing My Lobster teach you why British people have been banned from the infinite of the cosmos. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Now you can see the lost erotic fiction of director Ed Wood

Low-budget auteur Ed Wood is best known for his work on such films as Plan 9 from Outer Space, Bride of the Monster, and Glen Or Glenda, but the director also spent a good portion of his career penning porno novels for seedy publishers. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011This short film by Spike Jonze is like Toy Story (but starring books and fellatio)

Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze - who recently directed that action-figure extravaganza for The Beastie Boys - has now collaborated with designer Olympia Le-Tan's and director Simon Cahn to animate 3,000 pieces of felt. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Old Marvel Comics NYC map teaches us that the Scarlet Witch lives in New Jersey

Comic fans will remember that the Scarlet Witch went bonkers several years ago and rewrote most of reality on a whim a few times. According to Marvel Comics' lore, it's because she discovered that her children were mystical figments of her imagination, but we have a much more banal explanation. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Supernatural gives good death – and major fan service

As if trying to top that death-by-melted-cheese from a few episodes ago, last night's Supernatural gave us one of my favorite magic-enabled murders ever. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 2011Unnervingly realistic portraits of Disney princesses as human beings

Graphic designer Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has taken it upon himself to transform almost every cartoon Disney princess into flesh-and-blood humans. More »


io9 Roundup: October 23, 201120 Zero-Effort, High-Concept Halloween Costumes Guaranteed To Alienate Your Friends

Halloween! It's the time of the year when some of us get dolled up in our finest regalia, and others have trouble remembering it's October. If you're the kind of overworked, absent-minded, or just unabashedly antisocial individual who has no time or patience for the holiday, here are twenty cosplaying ideas. More »