How Astro City Helped Breathe New Life Into Superhero Comics

It's the 20th birthday of Astro City, Kurt Busiek's brilliant creator-owned comic about a superhero universe that feels like a more grounded, realistic version of the DC and Marvel universes. And now's a great time to discover why Astro City is such an important contribution to superhero comics. » 1/08/15 2:36pm 1/08/15 2:36pm

Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

Kick-Ass, The Crow and Astro City return to rule This Week’s Comics!

Kurt Busisk takes us back to Astro City! The Crow gets ready to fight some Nazis! Kick-Ass must significantly step up his ass-kicking if he wants to save Hit Girl! All this and much, much more, in this week’s comic releases! » 6/04/13 2:20pm 6/04/13 2:20pm

The motherlode of hi-res Harry Potter pics! Plus Zooey Deschanel could…

The new Spider-Man film could feature another of Peter Parker's ex-girlfriends...plus his parents. Find your next desktop wallpaper, with tons of high-resolution Harry Potter photos. Captain America's director explains why they found the perfect villain. Plus the Astro City movie! » 11/11/10 6:00am 11/11/10 6:00am

Kurt Busiek's Astro City soars towards the big screen

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films have made a deal to adapt Kurt Busiek's critically acclaimed metropolis—full-of-superheroes comic Astro City for film. The deal allows Busiek to pen the film's script. We approve. [Deadline] » 7/22/10 5:46pm 7/22/10 5:46pm

The 75 Books You Should Own For DC Comics' 75th Anniversary

2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever. Here're seventy-five you really should've read already. » 2/28/10 3:00pm 2/28/10 3:00pm

Look Out Honey - This Week's Comics Are Using Technology

Fans of technological adventure will find much to cheer about in this week's releases: New Iron Man, new Transformers, the complete World War Robot and even brand new Robocop. If you ask nicely, your retailer will even do the robot. » 1/26/10 9:00am 1/26/10 9:00am

When Science Fiction Fans Go Bad

Most fans of science fiction and comic books just want to enjoy their hobby in peace, or maybe one day don a costume and save the world. But every now and then, a fan turns to the Dark Side instead. » 8/05/09 11:30am 8/05/09 11:30am

Science Fiction's Scariest Priests and Preachers

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Thirst's vampiric priest is hardly the first man of the cloth to fall prey to his darkest urges. We found plenty of soul-stealing, blood-sucking, eye-gouging, and just plain creepifying priests and preachers who haunt the churches of scifi and horror. » 7/31/09 1:30pm 7/31/09 1:30pm

Why Do Aliens Among Us Always Go Native?

It never fails: an alien comes to Earth to study us, or spy on us, or hide from other aliens. And he/she always goes native. Just once, I'd like to see an unassimilated alien. » 12/22/08 12:37pm 12/22/08 12:37pm

Comics Epic Astro City Will End With Super-Pets Playing Poker

A big reason why the character names and designs are so cool in Kurt Busiek's Astro City is because Busiek reaches beyond comics for his retro characters. He pretends that Astro City Comics is a publisher that's operated since the 1940s, and reaches into broader trends in popular culture, from Liz Taylor's Cleopatra… » 2/22/08 5:07pm 2/22/08 5:07pm