The Most Mind-Blowing Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon.... So Far

Cosplay is our sartorial gateway to fantastical worlds and wonderful visions. We can never actually visit the places we watch and read about in science fiction and fantasy, but really great cosplay brings us closer to them. This weekend is Emerald City Comicon, and we've been blown away by some of the costumes thus… » 3/28/15 1:00pm Saturday 1:00pm

The Secret History Of Marvel's Movies Before Iron Man: Part 1

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed the face of blockbuster movies as we know them today. But Marvel's own history with film started long before the first Iron Man film in 2008. Here's the history of Marvel movies on the big and small screen, from the 1940s to the dawn of the Avengers Initiative. » 3/11/15 12:00pm 3/11/15 12:00pm

Marvel Is Bringing Howard The Duck Back! And Here's His New Look

Howard the Duck made a huge return this summer during his amazing Guardians of the Galaxy cameo. Apparently his current success on the big screen has inspired a return to his original source material, because Marvel is giving Howard a new comic series. » 11/21/14 1:08pm 11/21/14 1:08pm

​Believe It Or Not, Darker And Grimmer Isn't Always Better

Greetings, my little stamp-lickers! I wish I had some kind of new, amazing post-apocalyptic adventure to share with you, but after Ape City, I'm taking a break. Maybe sleet nor snow nor pouring rain can't stop the mail, but a bunch of angry intelligent apes can make me take a vacation. But not from your letters! » 9/24/14 8:42am 9/24/14 8:42am

Concept Art Of The Most Surprising Character In Guardians Of The Galaxy

If you've seen Guardians of the Galaxy, you know exactly who we're talking about. But spoilers ahead, beware! Behold a better look at the surprising after credits character from Marvel's summer blockbuster. » 9/19/14 4:40pm 9/19/14 4:40pm

You'll Never Guess Which Cult Marvel Character Could Be In Guardians!

We knew there would be some easter eggs and cameos in Marvel's new film Guardians of the Galaxy — but if a new report is to be believed, they include a character we never thought we'd see on the big screen again. Possible spoilers ahead... » 7/18/14 6:45am 7/18/14 6:45am

What's The Weirdest Comic Book Adaptation Of All Time?

Everybody knows it's hard to convert comics to movies, TV or prose fiction. There's just something about the dynamic storytelling in comics that's hard to capture in other media. But what's the most bizarre comics adaptation of all time? » 7/14/14 3:04pm 7/14/14 3:04pm

A sneak preview of Dragons: Riders of Berk and clones run amok on …

This week we welcome Dragons: Riders of Berk, Cartoon Network's spin-off of How to Train a Dragon to Saturday Morning Cartoons. This shows bring some of the highest quality CG animation ever to television. Gravity Falls, one of the quirkiest shows on tv, is back this week as well, while we are treated to a film noire… » 8/11/12 7:00am 8/11/12 7:00am

How to Tell When the Superhero Movie Craze is Finally Over

It's been over a decade since superhero movies started ruling the world. And everybody keeps expecting it to end any day — Matthew Vaughn said he did X-Men: First Class because he thought it might be his last chance to do a big superhero movie before the bubble burst. But instead, 2012 is the year of the superhero,… » 4/03/12 2:04pm 4/03/12 2:04pm

10 Most Awesome Fake Martial Arts

Anybody can vaporize you with a disintegrator gun or blow up your planet with an ultimate weapon — but it takes a real badass to thrash you with a fictional martial art. Especially a discipline designed for many-armed aliens. » 4/05/11 10:00am 4/05/11 10:00am

This Week's Comics Are Full Of The Undead, Abducted, Possessed And…

Signs that you can tell that it's getting near San Diego Comic-Con, Part 23: Indie comic publishers start releasing more material, hoping to avoid con glut while making sure that they'll have something to show the eager masses. So while Marvel and DC have relatively restrained Wednesdays, you'll still be able to find… » 7/15/08 9:00am 7/15/08 9:00am

The Man Who Wrote Comic Books In KISS Blood

We told you that Steve Gerber passed away earlier today, but did you know the guy created the first ever Marvel Super Special in 1977, featuring the band KISS? Not just any normal KISS, but a superpowered group who encounters villains from the Marvel archives, including Doctor Doom and his tutor, Dizzie the Hun. If… » 2/12/08 5:30pm 2/12/08 5:30pm

Steve Gerber, R.I.P.

The passing this weekend of Steve Gerber leaves the world of science fiction a lesser place. He's probably best known for creating Howard The Duck. (Ignore the movie and read the original comics, which trailed the way for Alan Moore and the rest of the British Invasion writers of the '80s.) But he's known for some… » 2/12/08 8:40am 2/12/08 8:40am

Alien Bestiality, Brought To You By George Lucas

1986's Howard the Duck may have been the moment we stopped having quite so much faith in George Lucas. His big-screen adaptation of the comic about an alien duck who falls to Earth tried hard to capture writer Steve Gerber's gonzo sensibility, but veered badly off course. Like this scene, where Howard has a weirdly… » 1/28/08 11:50am 1/28/08 11:50am