Why's Cable coming back from the dead? To kick the Avengers' butts, of…

Today io9 chatted with Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness about the upcoming miniseries Avengers: X-Sanction, a four-issue limited series starring the cybernetic X-Man Cable as he cheats death to wage war against the Avengers. Expect plenty of punching and explosions — as McGuinness noted, "I have yet to find a gun too big for … » 9/13/11 2:05pm 9/13/11 2:05pm

Are you ready for the Marvel Comics version of Smallville?

Yesterday we reported that ex-Lost and Smallville writer Jeph Loeb will oversee Marvel's newly created TV division. Marvel hasn't made a live-action show in years, but we may see one, given Loeb's credentials. However, it will be an uphill battle. » 6/29/10 5:00pm 6/29/10 5:00pm

New Beginnings And Pretty Pictures Dominate This Week's Comics

After the cathartic experience of last week's election, the comic industry is obviously looking to move onto new beginnings this week, if the raft of new series is anything to go by. We have supernatural forensic teams, superheroine envy, a beautiful art book and even a comic version of a novel that will make many of… » 11/11/08 9:00am 11/11/08 9:00am

Has Firing Loeb And Alexander Saved Heroes?

So now we know that NBC is paying attention to all the complaints about the direction of Heroes » 11/04/08 11:40am 11/04/08 11:40am, and has . Now they're rumored to be considering . But what changes - if any - will the loss of Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander bring to the superhero soap? And are they the right changes to save the show from itself?We…

Heroes Execs Jeph Loeb And Jesse Alexander Canned

Click to view » 11/03/08 7:00am 11/03/08 7:00amHeads are rolling over at NBC's super-powered mutant series — and it's no wonder. Just about every critic has taken aim at the storyline gridlock this season, including a stinging critique on the cover of . It was only a matter of time until NBC started trimming the fat, but can this drastic move save…

Heroes Isn't Derivative, Claims Executive Producer

Whatever you do, don't suggest that Heroes » 10/07/08 3:30pm 10/07/08 3:30pm is derivative to the show's executive producer Jeph Loeb. On the latest edition of comic book creator interview podcast WordBalloon, he shrugs off comparisons to ("Oh, like nothing's ever ended with the end of the world ever") and ("Have you ever seen the Wolfman? Okay, well,…

How To Make Superman/Batman Team-Ups Rule, For A Change

Any comic called Superman/Batman should really be the most astounding piece of reading material since Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. And yet, sadly, DC's monthly comic about the adventures of its two most famous characters has been a bit dull for a few years now. I've been obsessing, during my rare downtime, about… » 3/26/08 9:06am 3/26/08 9:06am

You May Not Like Him When He's Angry, But What About When He's . . . Red?

Bearing in mind that there's going to be a new Incredible Hulk movie next summer - written by Ed Norton, and with the first trailer being premiered during the Super Bowl because that worked so well last time - Marvel Entertainment have released plans of what they're planning to do to the Jolly Green Giant in comic form … » 11/15/07 7:59am 11/15/07 7:59am