Legends of Cthulhu Brings a Classic '80s Vibe to New Action Figures

Warpo's new line of Lovecraft-inspired action figures is a direct throwback to the era of blister packs, five points of articulation, and tiny plastic accessories. The creators talked to us about their dream of a Saturday morning animated series about Cthulhu, and showed off some killer concept art. » 6/11/14 5:00pm 6/11/14 5:00pm

The U.S. Government Inflicted Horrible Atrocities On Cthulhu's Followers

Chances are, you've read tons of stories in the Cthulhu Mythos — but "The Litany of Earth" by Ruthanna Emrys is still something special. It's set in a world where the U.S. government destroyed Innsmouth, closed Miskatonic University, and imprisoned the true believers. And now, one survivor of the camps is trying to… » 6/05/14 3:20pm 6/05/14 3:20pm

io9 March Madness Sweet 16: Star Wars vs. Dune! Buffy vs. Cthulhu!

We've reached the Sweet Sixteen in our hunt to find the greatest work of science fiction and fantasy ever. Just four competitors are left from each of our regionals, which means you've got some tough choices ahead: Doctor Who or Blade Runner? Harry Potter or Hellboy? Terminator or X-Men? Vote now! » 3/21/14 12:00pm 3/21/14 12:00pm

Crowdfund Baby Cthulhu sculptures and a videogame that teaches Japanese

Do you find the idea of learning Japanese intimidating? A videogame is looking to make the language fun and easy—and it needs a little crowdfunding help. You can also put your dollars behind cute Cthulhu sculptures, palm-sized personal museums, a new addition to a famous fan film, and a tale of teddy bear pirates. » 2/28/14 1:30pm 2/28/14 1:30pm

I Can't Do Space Art All Day, So Here's Cthulhu

While astronomical art is my specialty, I can't do planets 24 hours a day. So sometimes I set that aside to do something to get my mind off Mars or Titan or Gliese 467b or whatever it is I have been sweating over. H.P. Lovecraft has always been one of my favorite authors, so a few months ago I started a series of… » 11/14/13 9:00am 11/14/13 9:00am

Meet the mysterious men behind Oklahoma's monument to Azathoth

Eric Piper and J. David Osbourne aren't cultists (that we know of), by they did build a 300-lb. monument to the dark Lovecraftian god Azathoth and left it on the lawn of the unsuspecting Paseo Grill in Oklahoma City two weeks ago. Curious whether this was some kind of art project or a sign of the end times in which… » 9/06/13 1:00pm 9/06/13 1:00pm

The episode of Xena: Warrior Princess that set women, TV and comedy…

Xena: Warrior Princess isn’t just a cult TV success, but a feminist icon. The tough warrior fought for the good of the realm in the show, but the show itself helped pave the way for a new generation of female action stars and entertainment. Which makes the show’s decision to chuck Xena to put Gabrielle in a horrible,… » 4/11/13 9:45am 4/11/13 9:45am

Holy @#$%, scientists have just discovered Cthulhu — wait, make that …

Admittedly, it's a lot easier to find Cthulhu when you discover a creature first and then name it Cthulhu, but whatever. Scientists have discovered two organisms inside the stomaches of termites and named them Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque in honor of the Lovecraftian nightmare. » 4/04/13 10:20am 4/04/13 10:20am

Ancient fossil reveals that Cthulhu really did live on Earth 500…

About half a billion years ago during the Cambrian period, in the early years of multicellular life on Earth, there existed a creature out of our nightmares. A scaly arthropod, distantly related to today's lobsters and spiders, Fuxianhuia crawled along the ocean floor with those insane-looking tentacle legs. Those… » 2/27/13 3:30pm 2/27/13 3:30pm

Crowdfund a Batman documentary, 3D printing pens, and a WWII setting…

If you've always wished you could draw objects in 3D, there's a pen that uses basic 3D-printing technology to let you draw wire art-style objects, and it's looking for a little crowdfunding. So is a documentary on the power of the Batman story, an RPG setting that places cosmic horrors in WWII, the print volume of one… » 2/24/13 12:00pm 2/24/13 12:00pm

Equality in sexy book reading achieved with "Naked Dudes Reading…

It was three whole years ago we told you about the "Naked Girls Reading Science Fiction" event held by The Pinchbottom Burlesque, but now we're happy to report those who prefer people of the penis-ed variety reading genre fiction aloud to them will finally have their chance, courtesy of Ham Pants Productions and… » 2/06/13 6:20am 2/06/13 6:20am