Superboy shows up on Smallville and hits on Lois Lane

After last week's mind-boggling "drunk Superman bachelor party" episode, Smallville came down to Earth with "Scion," the latest installment in the saga of Lex Luthor's hyper-aging clone (or as I call him, "Clex"). The thing is, Clex might not be willing to assume Lex's Machiavellian mantle. Genetics have a different… » 3/06/11 11:00am 3/06/11 11:00am

How Darkseid Can Visit Smallville Without Embarrassing Himself

While we hope and pray that the rumor about Darkseid appearing in the next season of Smallville » 8/31/08 10:00am 8/31/08 10:00am has no basis in truth whatsoever, the fact that the makers of the CW's most frustrating hour of television have already made Brainiac into a schoolteacher points towards it being real with the Source's very own flaming…

Meet The New Gods, Not Exactly The Same As The Old Gods

They're the core characters behind DC's summer extravaganza Final Crisis, but that doesn't mean that you necessarily know who Darkseid, Orion, Metron or any of the rest of the New Gods actually are. Before "evil wins" in the DC Universe, here's a quick primer to let you know just what a Fourth World actually is,… » 7/05/08 9:00am 7/05/08 9:00am

Superman, Batman Face Their Mortality And Morality In Final Crisis

Marvel's Secret Invasion may be the comic book getting all the press right now, but DC's Final Crisis is truly the big idea event comic of the year. At least, if the latest interview with writer Grant Morrison is anything to go by. A seven-part series involving all of the DC Universe and detailing what happens when… » 4/16/08 10:37am 4/16/08 10:37am

Transhumans Go On Quests for Doom In This Week's Comics

If there was ever a contest for "most perfect new comic for io9 readers," Jonathan Hickman and JM Ringuet may have come up with a winner with their new series Transhuman. Add in a new anthology of SF and fantasy for kids, some collections of classic and... well, less than classic material and a new comic based on… » 3/25/08 9:00am 3/25/08 9:00am