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 still… » 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

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 panel … » 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

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

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