It's Great We're Getting A Captain Marvel Movie. It's Also Not Enough.

When Marvel announced that its next round of movies would include a Captain Marvel movie, we were thrilled. Yes, a major Marvel movie featuring a popular and wonderful female superhero. But amidst that celebration, let's not forget there are still tons of worthy female superheroes who would make excellent movie stars. » 11/13/14 12:30pm 11/13/14 12:30pm

Will a superhero movie ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture?

Greetings, folks. Sorry if I'm a bit snappy today in my answers; but I'm in a bad mood. I set up the first mailbox in town so people could drop off their letters (and I didn't have to personally pick them up), but someone, I don't know who, keeps pooping in it. I know civilization's been destroyed for 30 years, but… » 2/19/14 8:15am 2/19/14 8:15am

​The Biggest Mistakes, Blunders and Bad Ideas of 2013

To err is human, to forgive divine. So I guess if you forgive these people and companies for making some of the most moronic decisions of this year, you're a god. Congratulations! Now cast your divine attention to learning how DC, Cartoon Network, Disney and more bungled their way through 2013. » 12/30/13 9:05am 12/30/13 9:05am

DC’s explanation of why Batwoman can’t get married is nonsense

By now, we all know about Batwomangate, in which DC forbade the marriage of Batwoman Kate Kane to her fiancée Maggie Sawyer — causing co-writers J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman to quit the series. DC has been in recovery mode, and DC co-publisher Dan DiDio tried to explain the situation. Here’s why he was… » 9/10/13 9:20am 9/10/13 9:20am

DC forbids Batwoman's gay marriage, creative team leaves [Updated!]

J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman have announced they'll be leaving as the editorial team on Batwoman, citing DC's editorial interference and in particular, the publisher's refusal to allow characters Kate Kane/Batwoman and her partner Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer marry each other. » 9/05/13 7:35am 9/05/13 7:35am

Can Batwoman's Gay Marriage Rescue DC Comics from Angry Fans?

Sometimes a social issue overrides spoiler warnings. Headlines across the web have announced the news: In Batwoman #17, which came out yesterday, the superhero proposed to her girlfriend. It's a first for DC comics. But is this too little, too late for the company that has outraged fans by hiring anti-gay activist… » 2/21/13 12:25pm 2/21/13 12:25pm

10 Fun Ways to Euthanize Yourself

Suppose you've been given a few weeks to live, but you've decided you don't want to spend your last days in a hospital bed. What if you decide, "Today is a good day to die," in a suitably stentorian Klingon voice? And you want a method of self-annihilation that's both interesting and nearly pain-free? » 7/02/12 10:16am 7/02/12 10:16am

Why I Write "Strong Female Characters"

Greg Rucka has rocked the worlds of comics and novels for years, including memorable Batman writing, plus the Queen and Country series and the Atticus Kodiak books. But he might be best known for being a man who writes a lot of "strong female characters." » 5/22/12 12:00pm 5/22/12 12:00pm

In this week's comics, it's all monster hunters and surly spies

Like clockwork, here's your Wednesday batch of comics for reading on a beautiful spring day. Or a crisp autumn day, if you're reading this from the Southern Hemisphere. Or a day-less season-less day if you're reading this from the International Space Station. Shall we? » 4/10/12 8:30am 4/10/12 8:30am

Someone's already written a sequel to that hornball Catwoman comic

Catwoman's been in the news a lot recently, what with her new outfit and stupid, sexy rendezvous with Batman. The latter has already inspired a sequel by Aeon Flux and Justice League Unlimited illustrator Eric Canete, whose strip imagines Catwoman and Batman's metatextual pillow talk. The roundly reviled original… » 9/25/11 12:35pm 9/25/11 12:35pm

In Batwoman, Gotham City's rockabilly vigilante dukes it out with…

J.H. Williams III's ethereal illustrations in Detective Comics made Batwoman a critical darling. And this month, crime-fighter Kate Kane returned in her new ongoing comic. io9 recently chatted with Williams and series co-author W. Haden Blackman about the beyond-the-grave unpleasantry awaiting the heroine. » 9/24/11 9:40am 9/24/11 9:40am

Wednesday's comics include new Batwoman, Alpha Flight, and Walking Dead

What's up with comics this week? There's a new Kathy Kane ongoing series, some of Steve Ditko's awesome Doctor Strange tales, and the final graphic novel of Ex Machina. Plenty o' reasons to be thankful. » 11/23/10 9:40am 11/23/10 9:40am

Batfamily en Español: naked Batman, gun-toting Robin, and the luchadora…

When Gotham City's protectors visit Spanish-speaking countries, details can get lost in translation. Sometimes Batman fights crime with no clothes on, Robin brandishes a firearm, and Batwoman's a sexy wrestler. Here are three deranged bootleg Bat-heroes. » 9/21/10 2:35pm 9/21/10 2:35pm

Wednesday's comics = Greek god sex, a Batwoman, and a manga-style…

This week's comics are a grab bag of high concept and gorgeous art. Zeus makes loves to car engines in Hybrid Bastards, DC's Kate Kane gets an awesome hardcover treatment, and Tribes: The Dog Years is an animesque apocalypse. » 6/29/10 9:34am 6/29/10 9:34am

A Sneak Peak at Greg Rucka's New Queen & Country Spy-fi Tale

This hard-as-nails espionage comic was one of the best books of the '00s. Now finished, Rucka is continuing the adventures of Tara Chace in prose. And he's just let slip a taste of his latest Q&C novel, The Last Run. » 5/04/10 6:40am 5/04/10 6:40am

Who Is The Best New Character Of The Decade?

Never mind the best books, comics, movies or TV shows of the last ten years, which new character made the biggest impact in your hearts and minds? We want to know what you think, and I have my own suggestions... » 12/13/09 12:00pm 12/13/09 12:00pm

Something For Everyone In This Week's Comics

Hope you've been saving up your pennies recently, because this week's comics are full of new treats for you to savor, whether they're Gotham Girls, deadly alien Predators, or Barack Obama in a loincloth. Okay, maybe not that last one. » 6/23/09 9:00am 6/23/09 9:00am

Batwoman's Solo Debut Is Art Nouveau Gone Pop

Can't wait two weeks for the debut of Batwoman's new solo comic strip in Detective Comics? Here's something to make the wait even worse - The art for the first four covers sans logo/type/barcodes. Muscha-inspired superhero beauty is go. » 6/14/09 11:00am 6/14/09 11:00am

While Batman's Away, Batwoman Takes Over At Last

As all the boys fight over who gets to be the new Batman, the much-hyped Batwoman will finally get her day (well, year) in the sun this summer, as she takes over DC's longest-running series. » 2/07/09 2:30pm 2/07/09 2:30pm