I Pay For Cable TV, and Don't Care Who Knows It

I turn 30 this month, and it feels like I am one of the few people my age who watches cable TV and is willing to pay for it. Truth is, I hate watching shows on my computer—or worse, my phone. Give me new episodes in real-time, on a real TV. I know I’m on the wrong side of history, but I also know I’m not the only one. »10/15/15 3:50pm10/15/15 3:50pm


There's Not Nearly Enough Pouches In This Deadpool & Cable Comic Announcement

Deadpool and Cable are scions of the ‘90s comic aesthetic—ridiculously muscular action heroes covered head to toe in enough pouches to carry the firepower of a small country. So when they team up, it should be Pouch City, Population: 2. Sadly, this is not the case in our first look at Deadpool & Cable: Split Second. »8/10/15 5:42pm8/10/15 5:42pm

Study: The Internet Has Finally Become TV

In the next five years, more than 50 percent of the world’s population will have internet access, and 80 percent of internet traffic will be devoted to video, says a new study by Cisco. But it’s not just billions more dinky YouTube videos that will suck up all that bandwidth. It’s our shifting TV habits. »5/28/15 12:45am5/28/15 12:45am

Are We Upon the Kidocalypse?

The last weekend of September 2014 was also the last weekend a broadcast network aired Saturday morning cartoons. Is this the end of an animated era, or is it a sign of a long trend coming across multiple genres of children's entertainment? Children's programming used to be a highly lucrative television market, but… »11/06/14 3:30pm11/06/14 3:30pm

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of… »10/04/14 6:16pm10/04/14 6:16pm

Cable returns, Guillermo del Toro pens vampires, and a ton of other craziness hits stores this comic book Wednesday!

Boy howdy, there's a truckload of nifty stuff hitting the spinner racks come Wednesday. Among many things, Secret Wars is back in print, a fairy tale by Persepolis' Marjane Satrapi gets an English adaptation, and a big story arc on Uncanny X-Force wraps up. Let's dive in! »12/13/11 12:30pm12/13/11 12:30pm

A Brief History Of X-Force, The X-Men's Edgy Sister Superteam

This week, io9 is teaming up with Marvel Comics to celebrate the release of Uncanny X-Force #18, the final issue of author Rick Remender's eight-part mutant epic "The Dark Angel Saga." This issue promises to have longstanding ramifications for founding X-Man Archangel, who's been almost irrevocably corrupted by the… »12/05/11 4:05pm12/05/11 4:05pm

Why's Cable coming back from the dead? To kick the Avengers' butts, of course

Today io9 chatted with Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness about the upcoming miniseries Avengers: X-Sanction, a four-issue limited series starring the cybernetic X-Man Cable as he cheats death to wage war against the Avengers. Expect plenty of punching and explosions — as McGuinness noted, "I have yet to find a gun too big… »9/13/11 5:05pm9/13/11 5:05pm

Amazons Vs. Space Zombies In This Week's Comic Haul

What's that you say? You feel that the world of comics may have many things for many people — including, this week, the long-awaited Wonder Woman revamp by a Gray's Anatomy writer, alcoholic corporate superheroes and time-traveling cyborg mutants — but it's still lacking the crucial element of video-game-based space… »3/04/08 12:30pm3/04/08 12:30pm