Artist turns Lego's 'Friends' dolls into badass superheroines

Lego's Friends line has been met with plenty of success, but it came under a lot of fire when it launched for conforming to female stereotypes. Artist Jon Lazar decided to change that with his Lego Super Friends project, taking these shopping-loving, cute-animal-crazy dolls and turning them into comic book heroes. » 9/01/14 5:18pm Today 5:18pm

​10 Marvel Universe Artifacts More Powerful Than The Tesseract

The way the Marvel Cinematic Universe carries on, you'd think the Tessaract is the most powerful item in existence. But as the comics reveal, the Tessaract may be impressive, but it's small potatoes compared to some other magical and alien relics. Here are 10 things from the comics that dwarf the Tessaract's power. » 9/01/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

Here's How Anatomically Impossible That Spider-Woman #1 Cover Is (NSFW?)

A few weeks ago, our pals over at io9 showed the Milo Manara cover illustration for Spider-Woman #1 in all its as(s)tounding opposite-of-majesty. Now, a Redditor did a 3D rendering to show just how ridiculous that pose is, from an anatomical standpoint. Some nudity and a lot of weirdness ahead. » 9/01/14 1:08am Today 1:08am

10 Times When Comics And Movies Sexualized Male Superheroes

You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples. » 8/28/14 10:59am Thursday 10:59am

The Biblical Whore Of Babylon Must Prevent A Second Demonic Apocalypse

It's not easy being Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth and star of the webcomic Mystery Babylon. She has to deal with cultists who worship her, crusaders who want to kill her, and a seal that could release all of the demons—her former friends—into the world again. » 8/27/14 9:10am Wednesday 9:10am

Great Performances That Helped Prove Comic-Book Movies Could Be Art

Even among other genre films, comic-book movies used to be viewed as disposable pulpy fun. But we've now reached the point where serious A-list actors are vying for roles in superhero films. And actors are actually bringing their "A" game. Here are 12 amazing performances that helped elevate superhero movies. » 8/26/14 1:51pm 8/26/14 1:51pm

What Will Be The Undoing Of The Superhero Movie?

So let's see. According to this Indiewire article, there are 23 comic book movies due out over the next four years. (Well, technically 22, now that Guardians of the Galaxy is out.) That's seven Marvel films, seven from DC, five from the Foxverse of X-Men and the FF, and four Spidey-related movies from Sony. That's… » 8/22/14 11:17am 8/22/14 11:17am

​More Than 100(!) Awesome Comics To Watch Out For This Fall

Movies? Pshaw. TV shows? Piffle and poppycock. If you want autumn's best entertainment, then you're going to need to check out all the comic and graphic novels due out over the next three months. It's an embarrassment of superhero, scifi, horror and fantasy riches — which is ironic, because you're going to go broke… » 8/21/14 1:00pm 8/21/14 1:00pm

Which Character Is A Hero To Us, But A War Criminal To The Other Side?

Sometimes, one culture's hero is another culture's villain — especially if they were on opposite sides of a conflict. Everybody always says that the winners write history, but often both sides have different versions. So which character is either a savior or a butcher, depending on whom you ask? » 8/20/14 3:30pm 8/20/14 3:30pm

The Ultimate Tour Of The DC Universe And Grant Morrison's Multiversity

Grant Morrison's more-insanely-epic-than-usual DC project Multiversity begins today, which will try to tie pretty much every single part of every single DC universe into one coherent whole. This video is the best explanation of what Morrison's trying to accomplish I've seen so far — it's definitely worth a watch. » 8/20/14 1:40pm 8/20/14 1:40pm