In Beautiful Darkness, a fairy tale life is inextricably tied to death

You've seen countless stories about cute little creatures living secretly in our world, but you've never read one like Beautiful Darkness. It's a world that's as adorable as it is cruel, where life is beautiful but also cheap, and where death is omnipresent... in more ways than one. Read our exclusive preview and… »2/12/14 4:00pm2/12/14 4:00pm

James Marsters reveals the secrets of his dark new Spike comic

After Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel ended, there were persistent rumors that Director Joss Whedon was going to make a Spike movie with actor James Marsters reprising his role as the fan-favorite vampire. It never happened, but now the movie is taking new life as a comic book called Into the Light, written by… »11/20/13 3:05pm11/20/13 3:05pm

The exclusive debut of Adam Warrock's new BSG music video “Galactica”

Nerdcore rapper Adam Warrock has sung about everything from Firefly to Marvel's West Coast Avengers comics, and now we can add the new Battlestar Galactica series to his oeuvre. He's just released an 8-song EP inspired by the original miniseries, and io9 is proud to debut the first track and music video, "Galactica." »7/02/13 11:20am7/02/13 11:20am

Read an exclusive preview of the new Transformers novel Retribution!

The Autobots and the Decepticons fought each other for centuries before they came to Earth. Now the upcoming Transformers novel Retribution, by David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams, aims to reveal what happened when the Transformers fled Cybertron to head here. And we have an exclusive — and massive — preview! »6/28/13 4:05pm6/28/13 4:05pm

See Hasbro's awesome SDCC'13 exclusives you'll never be able to buy

The good news: Hasbro has revealed a number of the toys, dolls, figures and collectibles they'll be selling at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con via USA Today and they are unbelievably awesome. The bad news? You have about as much chance of purchasing these as of getting into Hall H to see a Joss Whedon panel (spend 12… »6/05/13 4:45pm6/05/13 4:45pm