Want to know which DC Comics superhero is coming out of the closet?

As you may have read previously, a stalwart DC Comics superhero will soon be reintroduced as a gay character. Rumors about this particular superhero's identity have been a-swirling over the last week, and now io9 has the details directly from the author who's penning this new origin. Some spoilers ahead. » 6/01/12 7:00am 6/01/12 7:00am

Welcome to Earth Two, the parallel universe where the new Justice…

In DC Comics' upcoming series Earth Two, alternate dimension versions of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman rub shoulders with a younger incarnation of the venerable Justice Society. io9 spoke with author James Robinson (Starman, JSA) about what it was like to transform DC's oldest superheroes into novice… » 5/01/12 2:00pm 5/01/12 2:00pm

League of Extraordinary Gentleman Screenwriter Makes Monkeys Out of…

When a certain superhero meets his end in DC's Final Crisis, it means a return for a favored comic trope: The superhero team that's pissed off and willing to get their hands dirty when they fight back. What's different about this latest incarnation of the bad new superbears? Well, it's the all-new Justice League, as… » 5/23/08 10:20am 5/23/08 10:20am

Eight Reasons Why The Hero's Journey Sucks

We've been somewhat shocked to see so many people defending Joseph Campbell in the comments on our hero's journey post. Hey, we got stoned and read The Hero With A Thousand Faces in college, just like everybody else, and we thought it was super deep. All those primal archetypes and spiritual patterns were totally… » 1/17/08 9:00am 1/17/08 9:00am