At the end of the last version of the Marvel Universe, Dr. Doom became something like a hero. He snatched enough power from near-omnipotent beings to stop the end of the multiverse and saved portions of various multiple realities. Now that things are back to normal, he’s evil again. Or is he? »
Some new concept art from Fox's 2005 Fantastic Four movie has surfaced, and you're either going to need a bag to vomit in or a handkerchief to wipe the sweat from your brow, because as mediocre as that film was, we clearly dodged a bullet. Unless, of course, you were hoping for a lumpy, rock-tumor-ridden Thing to… »
In medieval societies, noblemen and upper class men supposedly had the right to take the virginity of peasant women. This tradition has appeared in many works of fiction, including 1984, the Discworld series, and Gilgamesh. »
Every now and again, supervillains will try a new outfit or modus operandi to thwart their do-gooding nemeses. Sometimes this tactic works, and the new schtick becomes part and parcel of a character's mythos. Other times, this change lasts 15 minutes and everyone forgets it ever happened. These are those times. »
As one of io9's Hergéophiles, I've been absolutely digging Dan Hipp's apocryphal adventures of Tintin. Now he's teamed up the boy reporter with a familiar playboy industrialist. Will Tony Stark put Captain Haddock on the path to sobriety? Tintin's armor really should have a built-in tungsten cowlick, though.