Where Did Kissing Come From?

Kissing is so commonplace that most people rarely think to stop and ask where humans picked up the habit in the first place. Where in humanity's evolutionary history did smooshing our faces together come to be regarded as a display of lust, care, friendship, and love? » 3/20/15 1:43pm 3/20/15 1:43pm

This was the first kiss ever filmed—and it was between two women

The Internet is currently ablaze over a video of strangers having a first kiss, but what was likely the first kiss committed to film was between two models—two female models. Oddly, the photographer filmed a same-sex kiss because, not in spite of, mores of the era. Artful nudity below. » 3/14/14 8:00pm 3/14/14 8:00pm

The Best Comic-Con Exclusive Toys of 2012

The San Diego Comic-Con is inundated with playthings and doodads you can only find in the hallowed halls of the convention center. Here are twenty of our favorite Comic-Con exclusives to hit the scene next week — the offerings range from the 4-foot-long S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier to perhaps the most ridiculous Star Wars » 7/05/12 8:35am 7/05/12 8:35am

What if The Avengers came out in 1978?

Then they would be fighting KISS obviously. Hey, they were part of the Marvel Comics roster! I can also appreciate how they used Exo-Man as a stand-in for Iron Man. And Loki, as Paul Lynde from Hollywood Squares! Yeah, this is priceless. » 4/24/12 9:30am 4/24/12 9:30am

Blade prequel may drop Deacon Frost for a whole new vampire villain

We've been hearing about Stephen Dorff and director Stephen Norrington's Blade prequel for ages. First it was going to be a Deacon Frost-centric trilogy, then it was Deacon Frost meets Scarface. Now the film-makers might just reinvent the vampire entirely. » 12/27/10 11:26am 12/27/10 11:26am

KISS vs. Doctor Doom is the best and/or worst comic you'll read today

In 1977, famed make-up rockers KISS teamed up with Marvel Comics to produce KISS, the only comic book in history to feature Paul Stanley psychoanalyzing Dr. Doom. Also, the comic was printed using the band's blood. Literacy, ahoy! » 12/11/10 4:30pm 12/11/10 4:30pm

The apocryphal adventures of Batman...and Captain Kirk...and Godzilla?

At the blog The Brave and The Bold: The Lost Issues, blogmaster Ross teams Batman up with absolutely everybody, copyright be damned. Check out the never-was issues of The Brave and The Bold, guest-starring Alpha Flight, Deathlok, and KISS! » 5/27/10 3:00pm 5/27/10 3:00pm

Why Do Humans Kiss? To Share Our Germs

It doesn't matter how many times you got the cootie shot on the playground; when you kiss another person, you're going mouth-to-mouth with their germs. And according to researchers, those kissing germs are extremely important to human reproduction. » 11/03/09 8:30am 11/03/09 8:30am

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