The Justice League gets medieval in the Year 1000

Artist Ulises Farinas imagines rebooting the DC continuity all the way back to the Year 1000, where the mad King Batman, the Woman of Wonders, and the Monk with a Green Lantern battle ancient trolls and wicked Knights Templar. » 6/15/11 11:00am 6/15/11 11:00am

5 reasons why I want to make love to the Martian Manhunter

A few weeks ago, a group of io9 staffers (including yours truly) were engaging in some truly rarefied discourse — which science fiction characters we'd like to bone would make the ultimate valentine. I don't remember which names were bandied about, but Man-E-Faces, Bib Fortuna, and Clarence Boddicker were (definitely… » 2/14/11 5:00pm 2/14/11 5:00pm

DC Universe panel promises new prices, new titles and a more romantic…

At NYCC, the traditional DC Universe fan circus hosted by executive editor Dan DiDio was dominated by the recession, mouthy fans, a mistake that made DiDio take his seat — and a peek at what's coming up. » 10/10/10 7:45am 10/10/10 7:45am

When It’s Superman Vs. Jackie Brown, Television Wins

After last week's Smallville (in which Clark explained how he could control his supersonic orgasms), this week's episode - "Checkmate" - was a nice palate cleanser. It wasn't revolutionary, but where else can you see Pam Grier versus Martian Manhunter? » 4/12/10 6:47pm 4/12/10 6:47pm

30 Characters Who Survived Their Planet's Destruction

It's the ultimate loss - the destruction of your entire planet, and science fiction is full of characters who have had to live through this unimaginable tragedy. Warning! At least one truly massive spoiler ahead... » 5/16/09 10:00am 5/16/09 10:00am

Will Bruce Wayne Visit Smallville?

The B-team of the Justice League is all set to appear again in the new season of Smallville. Kelly Souders, a producer and writer for WB's superhero series confirmed the return of the Green Arrow, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman in the next season. So if this truly is an origins story and since Superman is… » 7/02/08 10:40am 7/02/08 10:40am

Worst Secret Superhero Club Ever

The 1997 Justice League TV movie is like a tutorial on how not to do superheroes on film, from the stiff, I-can't-move costumes to the incredibly cheesy dialogue and acting. (Although I think the little documentary-interview segments are a neat idea, just horribly executed.) Here's the scene where our point-of-view… » 4/30/08 5:30pm 4/30/08 5:30pm

New Justice League Flick Puts Green Lantern in the Korean War

The award-winning retro-futurist graphic novel DC: The New Frontier will become a stylish movie, judging from this newly released trailer. This direct-to-DVD animated film, based on the Darwyn Cooke graphic novel, follows Green Lantern (voiced by David "Angel" Boreanaz) from the Korean War to the Kennedy… » 12/24/07 10:00am 12/24/07 10:00am

Justice League Movie Could Be Way Too Comic Book-y

The Justice League movie will be ultra faithful to the comic book, reports the newest Entertainment Weekly. If anything, the new ensemble flick sounds like it may fall into the common trap of trying to shoehorn too many elements from the comics into one film. » 10/06/07 3:23pm 10/06/07 3:23pm