Max Barry’s 2003 novel Jennifer Government was a spectacular, and terrifyingly possible, near-future dystopia of corporate overreach and government impotence. And his latest novel, Lexicon is a worthy followup — a crazily inventive conspiracy thriller about the abuse of language as a weapon. »
There's only one thing we know for sure about the future: It'll be weird, and you can't really prepare for it. Just imagine trying to tell someone in 2000 how to prepare for life in 2011. But luckily, there's one surefire way to brace yourself for another round of future shock: by reading a slew of great satires, about … »
As of this month, Marvel Comics belongs to the Walt Disney Corporation, which also owns the ABC television network. So when are we going to see some corporate synergy happening? Here're 10 Marvel comics we need to see on television. »
The Pitch: "Man's struggle against himself made flesh."
The Explanation: Artificially created to be the perfect human, Adam Warlock struggles against his own evil side... literally; his nemesis, the Magus, is a future version of himself gone bad, and attempting to speed along the transformation. Is the only way… »
The Pitch: "Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but with spies instead of assassins."
The Explanation: While Hawkeye's been kicking around with the Avengers, Defenders and even Thunderbolts for years, the ideal Hawkeye movie should avoid all that and skip straight to Jim McCann's recent New Avengers: The Reunion mini-series - Make… »
The Pitch: "Harry Potter meets Nip/Tuck."
The Explanation: What happens when one of the world's greatest surgeons loses the full use of his hands in a car accident? If your answer is "He goes to Tibet and becomes the world's greatest magician," then you clearly know your Strange. We're saying, keep him as… »
Power Man and Iron Fist
The Pitch: "Shanghai Noon meets 48 Hours. Meets I'm Gonna Git You Sucka."
The Explanation: Yes, yes, I know that Luke Cage has a respectable career with the New Avengers these days, and Iron Fist has his own series back, but these two characters (Both born of Marvel's 1970s bandwagon-jumping… »
Nova, the Human Rocket
The Pitch: "Spider-Man meets The Last Starfighter."
The Explanation: Rich Rider, an everyday American teenager, is chosen by the last surviving member of intergalactic police force the Nova Corps, to take his place and defend the universe from the space pirate who's out to kill them all. Part … »
He's the sole survivor of a secret military program to create robotic super soldiers who became an alcoholic perverted government operative, and in between worked as an insurance adjustor and mutant-hunting hacked machine. It's been a long, strange road for Jack Kirby's Machine Man. The one-time pacifist robot that… »