Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine Art Superheroes

Earlier this week, we showed you Hillary White's amazingly bizarre mashups of pop culture characters with classic paintings. Now other artists are getting in on the act, taking Wolverine, Black Canary, and a host of other heroes out of their normal comic book element and putting them in pieces of fine art. » 4/21/12 7:30am 4/21/12 7:30am


Little girl's cyclops cosplay is adorable and/or horrifying

Kids can do no wrong when it comes to cosplay, but this moppet went far beyond the call of duty with this jarring cyclops costume. Photographer Danny Choo snapped this bizarre cyclopean attire at Tokyo's Wonder Festival recently. I wouldn't know whether to call children's services, prefectural police, or a yōkai » 2/17/12 3:50pm 2/17/12 3:50pm

Insane X-Men club kid fashion makes blowing up Sentinels look good

You may remember Kevin Wada and Max Wittert's haute couture remixes of the X-Men's superheroing outfits. The artists have now drafted a new batch of mutant apparel that ranges from Chamber's plasma frock to Cyclops' quartz slab sunglasses to Namor's winged anklets. Which, to be perfectly honest, I would wear the… » 1/03/12 7:00am 1/03/12 7:00am

What if the mutants of the X-Men were truly mutated?

The X-Men always complain that they're loathed by society, but they never think to stop it's because they're so damned good-looking. And barring a few select team members, the X-Men are more Olympic water polo team pin-up calendar, less genetically quirky superhero squad. But what if the comeliest of X-Men couldn't… » 9/27/11 2:00pm 9/27/11 2:00pm

Director Who Revitalized Westerns Turns His Single Eye To Scifi

A French graphic novel that asks tough questions about war and cyber-voyeurism is getting a movie adaptation directed by James Mangold (3:10 To Yuma). Cyclops (Cyclopes) is about a team of mercenaries in a dystopian future who wear webcams on their helmets, to broadcast their killing sprees to civilian voyeurs. Click… » 3/18/08 6:30am 3/18/08 6:30am

Super-Heroes Need Love More Than The Rest Of Us

You may be sick of the flowers and Hallmark cards of Valentine's Day already, but spare a thought for those whose careers make romance an all-but-impossible dream. I'm talking, of course, about superheroes, those brave souls who have to make the choice between getting their rocks off or defeating yet another alien… » 2/14/08 8:00am 2/14/08 8:00am

A Peepshow of the Best Futuristic Vision Systems

Science fiction is terrific at helping you imagine how you'd enhance, hack, and upgrade your own body — especially your eyeballs. Humans have been trying to improve on the sense of sight since 1300, when spectacles were invented. What comes next? Take a look at our list of some of the vision enhancement tools that… » 1/04/08 11:00am 1/04/08 11:00am