The women of Marvel wear their flowing, formal costume attire

Art nouveau heroines are the latest trend among fan artists, but Hanie Mohd has added a fashionable touch, draping Marvel's superheroines in long, flowing dresses based on their slim-fitting costumes. » 12/16/12 3:00pm 12/16/12 3:00pm

Lichtenstein's Aquaman, Norman Rockwell's Optimus Prime, and Other Fine…

Earlier this week, we showed you Hillary White's amazingly bizarre mashups of pop culture characters with classic paintings. Now other artists are getting in on the act, taking Wolverine, Black Canary, and a host of other heroes out of their normal comic book element and putting them in pieces of fine art. » 4/21/12 7:30am 4/21/12 7:30am


Minimalist superhero posters bisect Batgirl and Spider-Man into their…

Designer Danny Haas has created a series of weathered posters that split famed superheroes' personalities straight down the middle. For characters such as Jean Grey and Susan Richards, the divide is less obvious but no less charming. Here's hoping he makes a Multiple Man diagram that's shaped like a pie chart. You can… » 2/03/12 2:45pm 2/03/12 2:45pm

Artist transforms constipated Victorian photos into flamboyant scifi…

We've seen kaiju inserted into yard sale paintings and vampiric 1800s facsimiles of Nicolas Cage. In the spirit of such portraiture comes Alex Gross' series of science fiction cabinet cards, in which he takes poor dead bastards who kicked it 100+ years ago and repaints them as pop icons. Gross will be presenting a new… » 1/24/12 7:15pm 1/24/12 7:15pm

Behold, the mother lode of sex-swapped X-Men fan art

We've seen sex-swapped incarnations of the X-Men before, but Deviant Artist Timberoo is devoted to giving almost every X-Men — no matter how obscure — the Victor Victoria routine. Let's kick off these creative offerings with He-Dazzler, who I imagine would look a lot more like Cerrone or Giorgio Moroder in real life. » 10/26/11 3:45pm 10/26/11 3:45pm

What if the mutants of the X-Men were truly mutated?

The X-Men always complain that they're loathed by society, but they never think to stop it's because they're so damned good-looking. And barring a few select team members, the X-Men are more Olympic water polo team pin-up calendar, less genetically quirky superhero squad. But what if the comeliest of X-Men couldn't… » 9/27/11 2:00pm 9/27/11 2:00pm

The 5 most tear-jerking X-Men deaths

Out of all the superteams in comics, the X-Men always seem to rack up the highest body counts. It's like dying is their mutant power! In any case, here are the weepiest passings in X-history. » 7/13/10 5:16pm 7/13/10 5:16pm

Here's How X-Men's Favorite Redhead Could Have Returned...

Astro City writer Kurt Busiek shares a genuine piece of comic history at his blog: the original notes for the story that became the return of X-Men's Jean Grey, unseen even by the people who actually wrote the story. [] » 2/08/10 3:39pm 2/08/10 3:39pm

Will Marvel Really Exhume X-Men's Greatest Moment Again?

Is Marvel Comics really going to bring Jean Grey back from the dead for a second time? A new promotional image for their worryingly-named Second Coming event teases that very possibility more than ever. » 2/02/10 6:30am 2/02/10 6:30am

The 15 Dumbest Superhero Retcons Of All Time

Superheroes can escape almost any trap... except for 50 years' worth of backstory that's dated, self-contradictory or gets in the way of a story. So what do you do? Reach for the retcon! Here are 15 examples of retcon fail. » 11/17/09 8:40am 11/17/09 8:40am

X2 Screenwriter Explains How He Would Have Written X3

X2 screenwriter Michael Dougherty didn't get a crack at the third X-Men script, but he and Bryan Singer did kick around some ideas for a Phoenix-centric movie. He shares his different take on Rogue and the end of Jean Grey. » 11/09/09 10:30am 11/09/09 10:30am

10 Favorite Faux Deaths In Science Fiction

Death really isn't the end in science fiction... It just depends on whether or not it can be written around later. Here are some of our favorite NotDeaths that prove that the Grim Reaper should really up his game. » 11/08/09 12:00pm 11/08/09 12:00pm