The 300 sequel is desperately trying to remind you it exists

There's a new trailer for the 300 sequel The Legend of Curly's Gold Rise of an Empire, and it's sad that this once proud franchise has traded its trademark quiet introspection and examination of the human condition for such bombast. Naw, I'm just kiddin', both movies are about half-naked dudes killing each other. » 12/04/13 11:20am 12/04/13 11:20am

A Celebration of Superheroes Staring at Costumes in Fancy Display Cases

Superheroes don't just wear costumes to disguise themselves — they take on a whole heroic identity by slapping on the spandex. So it's no wonder that supers like to keep their suits in elaborate glass cases, so they can stare at them and brood. Here are our favorite scenes of superheroes staring at costumes in cases. » 11/11/13 1:20pm 11/11/13 1:20pm

Alan Moore's lost ‘80s project resurfaces in This Week’s Comics

When Alan Moore wasn’t busy making Watchmen in the '80s, he was writing a screenplay for a twisted version of Beauty and the Beast titled Fashion Beast. This lost epic finally arrives as a graphic novel this week, along with Jeff Lemire’s new Vertigo series, the Dark Tower finale, a Robocop you never saw and more! » 8/06/13 3:20pm 8/06/13 3:20pm

A child’s treasury of 13 horrible Frank Miller comic panels

Frank Miller is a genius whose seminal works helped transform comics in the '80s from a children's medium to a legitimately accepted art form. Unfortunately, he's recently been under attack... by Frank Miller. The current work Miller is doing seems like it's purposefully, relentlessly trying to destroy his own… » 12/19/12 10:00am 12/19/12 10:00am

Watch the first trailer for the animated adaptation of The Dark Knight…

Here's the first trailer for The Dark Knight Returns, Part I, the straight-to-DVD cartoon version of Frank Miller's classic "Batman bucks retirement" miniseries. The Dark Knight is voiced by none other than Peter Weller, Murphy/Buckaroo/the Italian Renaissance art history PhD candidate himself. The movie hits stores… » 7/31/12 9:25am 7/31/12 9:25am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Became Their Own Genres

Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a… » 4/18/12 9:00am 4/18/12 9:00am

Great Comics Artists Who Redefined Batman

Batman's appearance is intended to provoke superstitious cowardice among the criminal element of Gotham City — but it's also become a part of our culture. The bat-ears, cowl and dark silhouette are instantly recognizable. And when you think "superhero," Bruce Wayne's cape and cowl are among the most likely images to… » 12/14/11 1:01pm 12/14/11 1:01pm

Frank Miller slams Occupy Wall Street, becomes a parody of himself

Frank Miller's had an interesting career trajectory. First, he was the guy who pumped out oodles of unimpeachably classic comics. Then he was Hollywood's new golden boy with the success of Sin City and 300. His star began to fade with the missteps that were All-Star Batman and Robin and The Spirit. And now — with the… » 11/13/11 8:00am 11/13/11 8:00am