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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 12:45am 5/28/15 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 3:30pm 11/06/14 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 6:16pm 10/04/14 6:16pm

11 X-Men Movie Spinoffs We'd Like to See

This weekend, Wolverine slashes his way into movie theaters. But he's not the only X-Men character who deserves a separate movie. In fact, at Comic Con, Bryan Singer suggested the X-Men universe could spawn as many movie franchises as the rest of the Marvel universe. Here are 11 X-Men spin-offs that would make awesome… » 7/23/13 10:00am 7/23/13 10:00am

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 1:05pm 12/05/11 1:05pm

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

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 2:05pm 9/13/11 2:05pm

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 9:30am 3/04/08 9:30am