8 of the most frustratingly bad media tie-in videogames ever

Ever bought a game that ties into one of your favorite fantasy, scifi, or comic book tales, only to play it and find out it is total crap? Unfortunately, licensed games are historically bad, leaving a lot of fans in this same situation. You probably already know about 1982's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and 1999's … » 11/16/12 11:30am 11/16/12 11:30am

How 2000 A.D. Changed Science Fiction Forever

2000 A.D. is best known as the magazine that launched Judge Dredd as Mega-City One's top lawman. But it also helped give science fiction some of its greatest creators and weirdest ideas, including launching Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and others. David J. Williams, author of The Mirrored Heavens, The… » 9/21/12 11:11am 9/21/12 11:11am

Everything You Need To Know About Judge Dredd

If your experience with Judge Dredd has been limited to famous Anthrax songs, not famous Human League songs, and watching the 1995 Sylvester Stallone movie hungover on basic cable on Sunday afternoons, know that Mega-City One's top cop has a complex (and rather wacky) pedigree. Here's a crash course on why Dredd is… » 9/20/12 11:45am 9/20/12 11:45am

Portishead producer to release Judge Dredd theme album

May 8 will see the release of Drokk, a concept album about Judge Dredd's hometown Mega-City One by composer Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, the producer of famed "best soundtrack to bittersweet break-up sex in the world" band Portishead. (That's not a slight by the way, I just refuse to use the term "trip-hop.") 2000… » 3/12/12 7:00am 3/12/12 7:00am

Remember when Alan Moore wrote Tales From The Crypt...in space?

In the early 1980s, way before he was famous for absolutely anything, Alan Moore was tapped to pen a series of science fiction strips for the now-venerable British comic mag 2000 AD. Dubbed Future Shocks, these 2000 AD staples were one-and-done stories with diabolical twist endings and a quirky cast of aliens, time… » 11/29/11 3:00pm 11/29/11 3:00pm