"They Had To Keep Reinventing This Character Until They Got It Perfect"

Sometimes a character goes through so many reinventions and reimaginings, it feels as though they're just being chewed up by the machine. (See Hawkman.) But sometimes, the 20th version of a character is just... perfect. Which character actually benefited from endless redesigns and reboots? » 6/24/14 2:15pm 6/24/14 2:15pm

The First Class sequel will be the most epic, mythic, ambitious X-Men movie yet!

The Robocop reboot adds another awesome actor to the mix. Charlie Day reveals Guillermo del Toro's larger-than-life approach to Pacific Rim. Jurassic Park 4 is seriously happening, according to the producer. Plus new videos and photos from the sets of Iron Man 3, Once Upon a Time, and Supernatural! » 7/23/12 6:00am 7/23/12 6:00am

Could Booster Gold really work as a weekly TV series? Syfy hopes so.

Booster Gold is a pretty clever concept: A guy from the far future travels back in time to our present, using futuristic technology to become a superhero so that he can become rich and famous. Would this concept actually work as a weekly TV show, especially if you put Booster in a world with few or no other… » 11/23/11 4:45pm 11/23/11 4:45pm

On Smallville, Blue Beetle's a scary monster and Booster Gold's a super-creep

Yesterday's episode of Smallville, "Booster," introduced stalwart DC heroes Booster Gold and Blue Beetle to the show's universe. Even though this episode added doodly-squat to Smallville's end game, Booster Gold's celebrity superheroics and unapologetic campiness were a good fit for Smallville. » 4/23/11 9:45am 4/23/11 9:45am

Something For Everyone Who Likes Awesome In This Week's Comics

Stop now, what's that sound? It may just be the stampede of new books hitting comic stores tomorrow - As we get closer to San Diego Comic-Con, publishers are stepping up their game, and tomorrow's haul includes first issues, final issues, deaths and resurrections and all manner of exciting things to make your hump day… » 5/13/08 9:00am 5/13/08 9:00am

io9 Talks To Geoff Johns About Making Superheroes Scifi

In the last few months, comic book writer Geoff Johns has taken Superman out of Metropolis and into space, the future, and alternate dimensions, as well as making former has-been Booster Gold into a time-travellin' paradox-defeatin' hero. With his alternate-world-spanning DC Universe: Zero (co-written with Grant… » 4/29/08 10:20am 4/29/08 10:20am

DC Universe Will Give Us "Manazons" and Anatomically Correct Supergirls

A new Secret Six series, evil math and 'Manazons' for Wonder Woman to face, and a Supergirl without T&A were only a few of the announcements made by DC Comics uber-editor Dan DiDio (flanked by cosplayers as Good and Bad Mary Marvel) and the panel of DC writers and artists at New York Comic-Con. They also revealed a… » 4/19/08 12:39pm 4/19/08 12:39pm

Transhumans Go On Quests for Doom In This Week's Comics

If there was ever a contest for "most perfect new comic for io9 readers," Jonathan Hickman and JM Ringuet may have come up with a winner with their new series Transhuman. Add in a new anthology of SF and fantasy for kids, some collections of classic and... well, less than classic material and a new comic based on… » 3/25/08 9:00am 3/25/08 9:00am