Evil Is Contagious In Daniel Wilson's New Graphic Novel Quarantine Zone

What if we lived in a world where evil was an infectious virus? Welcome to Quarantine Zone, a new graphic novel from DC and Alloy Entertainment. We sat down exclusively with author Daniel Wilson to talk about Quarantine Zone, his upcoming movie adaptation of Robopocalypse, and more. » 3/24/15 9:00am 3/24/15 9:00am

Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk Return To Fandom In New Series Con Man

Firefly stars Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk have rejoined forces on Con Man, a new Indigogo-funded project about a struggling actor living in the science fiction convention world. io9 sat down both actors to discuss the show, their careers, and the Mexican restaurant that first brought them together. » 3/11/15 8:00am 3/11/15 8:00am

How It Follows Uses Dread And Beauty To Create The Perfect Monster Movie

It Follows is a gorgeous movie. And scary. It's your new must-see monster movie. We interviewed writer/director David Robert Mitchell, on why dread and anxiety are way worse than just getting startled. Some minor spoilers for It Follows ahead... » 3/10/15 12:40pm 3/10/15 12:40pm

Chris Miller And Phil Lord Discuss Last Man On Earth's Inevitable Incest

The Last Man on Earth launched this week, sparking a national discussion on the psychological link between isolationism and self-destruction, along with toilet pools and incest. We took our questions straight to series producers and directors (the Lego Movie guys), Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Spoilers ahead... » 3/05/15 8:20am 3/05/15 8:20am

The Truth Behind The POWER/RANGERS Short, And How You Helped Save It

Last week, director Joseph Kahn dropped his "dark as f*ck" POWER/RANGERS short. Soon, it was pulled from the internet, but now it's back in full NSFW glory. So what happened? In an exclusive interview, Kahn explains how the internet saved his short. Plus why he doesn't think the real Power Rangers show should be this… » 3/02/15 10:00am 3/02/15 10:00am

The Truth About The Future Of The Skeptic Movement

Daniel Loxton is the editor of Junior Skeptic, a periodical aimed at kids that's bound into every issue of Skeptic magazine. He's also an artist (the image above is from one of his three books about dinosaurs), a cryptid enthusiast, and a passionate advocate of the skeptic movement. » 2/23/15 1:15pm 2/23/15 1:15pm

Jemaine Clement Explains Why Vampires Are Way Funnier Than You Realize

We've seen a lot of vampires, and vampire comedy, lately. But Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark) tap a whole new vein of humor in their hilarious mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. We talked to Clement and Waititi about making vampires funny again. » 2/19/15 12:00pm 2/19/15 12:00pm

Just How Did Scott McCloud Create Something As Moving As The Sculptor?

Scott McCloud is best known for his comics about comics, books like Understanding Comics, Making Comics, and Reinventing Comics, which examine the elements and power of the sequential art form. But in The Sculptor, McCloud combines form with heart to tell a story about love, mortality, and art. » 2/16/15 2:40pm 2/16/15 2:40pm

Matthew Vaughn Explains The Problem With Modern-Day Spy Movies

This weekend Kingsman, the movie director Matthew Vaughn left the "800 million dollar gorilla" Days of Future Past to make, hits theaters. And with it come back the glory days of actually fun spy movies — something Vaughn thinks is sorely lacking in today's culture. » 2/12/15 11:00am 2/12/15 11:00am

How The Wachowskis Tried To Shoot "The Most Beautiful Chase Ever Filmed"

Co-directors Andy and Lana Wachowski only had six minutes every day to shoot a single giant chase scene for their space opera Jupiter Ascending. Why could they only film the chase at one time of day? They explain in our exclusive interview. Plus they tell io9 why they're so obsessed with telling stories about "The… » 2/04/15 1:09pm 2/04/15 1:09pm

Jeff Bridges Wanted Iron Monger To Survive The End Of Iron Man

Jeff Bridges plays yet another untrustworthy mentor in the new fantasy film Seventh Son. But not all gruff, bearded Jeff Bridges characters are bad. We sat down with Bridges, one on one, and talked fantasy, fake teeth and why the chaos on the set of Iron Man actually worked. » 2/03/15 1:32pm 2/03/15 1:32pm

People Were Murdered in This House. So Why Do We Keep Visiting It?

Why Early Wonder Woman Was A Champion Of Feminism... And Bondage

Looking back, Wonder Woman's earliest adventures are a little...strange. The first Wonder Woman comics were filled with bondage, submission, and domination — and even spanking games with small children. How was this supposed to be feminist? A new book analyzes those early Wonder Woman comics. » 1/23/15 1:00pm 1/23/15 1:00pm

Agent Carter's Showrunner Spills What's Next For Our New Favorite Spy

We loved, loved, loved last week's lady-centric Agent Carter premiere — so much that we immediately got Michele Fazekas, one of the series showrunners, on the phone to spill all the delicious details she was allowed to reveal about this season. Here's the scoop (small spoilers ahead). » 1/12/15 12:45pm 1/12/15 12:45pm

An Irreverent Guide To Transhumanism And The Singularity

Futurists R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell have published a witty, snide, and incredibly informative new book titled, Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity. We spoke to the authors to learn more about the project and their own personal visions of the future. » 1/09/15 10:30am 1/09/15 10:30am

How Predesination's Sarah Snook Tackled The Weirdest Love Story Ever

Sarah Snook is winning raves for her intense performance in the time-travel thriller Predestination. And if you've read the Heinlein story it's based on, "All You Zombies," you'll know how tough her role is. We talked to Snook about dealing with paradoxes — and relationships — that would make your head explode. » 1/08/15 11:30am 1/08/15 11:30am

Bitch Planet: The Feminist Exploitation Comic You Desperately Need

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro's new comic series Bitch Planet is billed as "Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds." And after just one issue, we're incredibly excited about the story of women on a prison planet — many for the crime of non-compliance. NSFW images below. » 12/30/14 1:05pm 12/30/14 1:05pm

Why Team America Suceeds As Satire Where The Interview Fails

The "Let's kill Kim Jong-un" move The Interview has drawn inevitable, and not always favorable, comparisons to another movie that skewers North Korea, Team America: World Police. But why do people hold up the South Park creators' often crudely funny film as a bar The Interview fails to reach? » 12/26/14 4:20pm 12/26/14 4:20pm

Amy Acker Tells Us The Big Question Of Person Of Interest Season 4

Person of Interest just ended its fall season with a hell of a cliffhanger. What happens next? We won't know until January 6, when the next episode airs. But Amy Acker, who plays Root, tells us that episode was their most challenging to film. And she also tells us the big question that lies beneath the show's fourth… » 12/19/14 10:55am 12/19/14 10:55am

See The Misfits' New Look In Exclusive Jem & The Holograms Cover Reveal

We are beyond thrilled that Kelly Thompson is writing the comic book adaptation of the beloved 1980s cartoon Jem and the Holograms. We're debuting the second comic cover featuring the rocking Misfits, and chatted with Thompson and series artist Ross Campbell about how they've updated the outrageous Jem. » 12/17/14 12:00pm 12/17/14 12:00pm