10 Comic Books That Would Make Excellent TV Shows

It's official: The most exciting new genre shows on network TV are based on comics. iZombie, Constantine, Flash, Gotham... But the networks are just scratching the surface of what's out there. Here are 10 comics that are crying out to become television shows right now. » 5/14/14 10:20am 5/14/14 10:20am

Could the unaired Locke and Key pilot kill the new movie?

We loved the unaired pilot for the TV show based on Joe Hill's comic Locke and Key, but now its existence could be preventing us from getting the recently announced Locke and Key movie. Apparently the film studio, Universal, is worried the pilot could be released just in time to steal the movie's thunder. » 11/19/13 10:40am 11/19/13 10:40am

Locke & Key, the canned TV pilot, resurrects as a movie?

Our hearts were crushed when the television adaptation of the comic Locke & Key (which was penned by the amazing Josh Friedman and boasted a pilot directed by Mark Romanek) was canned by FOX before it was ever released. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's comic book is exactly the kind of creepy mystery-solving the world… » 11/01/12 3:02pm 11/01/12 3:02pm

Read a five-page preview of Locke & Key: The Guide To The Known Keys!

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, here's an exclusive sneak peek of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key: The Guide To The Known Keys, a one-issue rundown of the series' many powerful keys and a heart-rending story set in the early 1900s. The issue's out tomorrow (11/9), and here's a synopsis courtesy of IDW: » 11/08/11 1:55pm 11/08/11 1:55pm

Watch the trailer for Locke & Key, the beautiful horror series that…

You may never see the brilliant TV adaptation of Joe Hill's supernatural comic book Locke & Key (as Fox dropped series before giving it a chance). But you can watch the trailer for the pilot right now. » 8/24/11 8:10pm 8/24/11 8:10pm

The Locke & Key pilot teases the brilliant horror series that might…

We were at the special Comic-Con screening of Locke & Key, an attempted TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's acclaimed horror fantasy comic. We can officially add this to the list of brilliant pilots that never got series. » 7/22/11 2:46pm 7/22/11 2:46pm

Can Comic-Con save the Locke and Key TV show? The comic's creators sure…

Friday morning at Comic-Con, the pilot episode of the supernatural horror show Locke and Keywhich was not picked up by Fox for the fall season — will be screened to the public for the first time. On the eve of its unveiling, io9 caught up with series writer Joe Hill and illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez about all the… » 7/21/11 8:15pm 7/21/11 8:15pm

It may be Comic-Con, but Wednesday won't con you out of new comics

Just because the entire comic industry will more or less relocate to San Diego tomorrow doesn't mean there isn't a ton of new stuff on the stands — Locke and Key and Daredevil return, and Grant Morrison pens his treatise on superheroes. » 7/19/11 9:00am 7/19/11 9:00am

The pilot for the doomed Locke and Key TV series will premiere at…

Most television shows come to the San Diego Comic-Con to hype upcoming seasons, but in the case of the nixed Fox pilot for Locke and Key, it's coming to bandy about its mere existence. » 6/22/11 3:30pm 6/22/11 3:30pm

Surprise Green Lantern cameo could help set up a major storyline in the…

A major figure from the Green Lantern comics makes a cameo in the first movie. And the actor suggests that his role could lead to much bigger things in the sequels. Could this be the start of something? » 6/06/11 6:00am 6/06/11 6:00am

The Highlander Reboot and the next Resident Evil movie move ahead. Plus…

Head to Cybertron, with an excerpt from the novelization of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Plus new clips from Super 8 and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, and two new Tintin posters! And the synopsis for Nacho Vigalondo's new alien-invasion movie. » 5/17/11 6:00am 5/17/11 6:00am

Fox picks up Alcatraz, nixes Locke and Key, and cancels Human Target

There's been a spate of news concerning what genre shows Fox will and won't air this fall. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is going with J.J. Abrams' time-travel-and-prison-drama series Alcatraz, passing on Locke and Key, and canning Christopher Chance. » 5/11/11 7:30am 5/11/11 7:30am

18 scifi comics and graphic novels worth checking out this summer

What's heating up comic stores this summer? Big summer extravaganzas for the Flash and Thor, new Hellboy and Locke and Key miniseries, and the return of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Here's a sampling of this summer's comic goodies. » 4/20/11 4:35pm 4/20/11 4:35pm

James Cameron explains how his cast will prepare for Avatar 2. Plus…

Gary Oldman reveals which villain he'll be sharing scenes with in The Dark Knight Rises. Captain America's Joe Johnston discusses the movie's debt to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Could a Justice League movie happen after all? » 3/29/11 6:00am 3/29/11 6:00am

The Superman reboot finds its Martha Kent. Katee Sackhoff wants to be a…

Bane and Catwoman are just the tip of the villainous iceberg in the latest Dark Knight Rises rumors. Another Oscar-nominated actress is in the running for The Hunger Games. Katee Sackhoff wants a role on superpowered cop show Powers. » 3/03/11 6:00am 3/03/11 6:00am

Jon Favreau talks Cowboys & Aliens, more awesome Captain America…

Jon Favreau checks in with some context and commentary on the Cowboys & Aliens Super Bowl spot. Jodie Foster is far from a done deal for District 9 director Neil Blomkamp's next film. Liam Neeson confirms that he's done with Batman...for now. Nathan Fillion and Henry Rollins are teaming up for an animated Green… » 2/08/11 6:00am 2/08/11 6:00am

Jon Favreau explains the Cowboys & Aliens trailer, and Christian Bale…

Jon Favreau reveals a few key secrets of the Cowboys & Aliens trailer. See Green Lantern villain Hector Hammond in all his disgusting, mega-brained glory. Watch another Tron Legacy featurette. Plus Spider-Man, Fringe, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and more! » 11/23/10 6:00am 11/23/10 6:00am

Peter Jackson wants to make dwarves sexy, Deadpool may have its…

Peter Jackson offers some insight into The Hobbit's dwarven heartthrobs. Deadpool may have its director, another Spider-man role's up for recasting, and Noomi Rapace talks Alien and Sherlock Holmes. Plus, more on Megamind, Ouija, Transformers 3, Supernatural, SGU, and Smallville. » 10/28/10 6:00am 10/28/10 6:00am

Exciting new videos for Super 8, Transformers 3 and Harry Potter. Plus…

Check out some more set videos of J.J. Abrams' Super 8, some Transformers 3 sizzle reel, and a Harry Potter featurette. RTD explains the Doctor Who regeneration controversy! Plus Ang Lee's Life Of Pi and Josh Friedman's Locke and Key! » 10/27/10 6:00am 10/27/10 6:00am