Jumping bananas! The new Middleman graphic novel will rock your world

The Middleman only aired for one season, back in 2008, but it remains one of our most beloved pieces of pop culture. And now, at last the Middleman and Wendy Watson are back in action. Both pairs of them. Creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach has come up with a brand new graphic novel, and here's our spoiler-free preview of… » 10/03/13 4:51pm 10/03/13 4:51pm

The Cape does what no other TV show has managed in years: Tell a truly …

It's been the golden chalice of television scriptwriting since 9/11: Find something profound to say about terrorism 'n' stuff. Few shows have managed it, and as the years have gone by, it's gotten harder and harder. But The Cape made it look easy last night, with a spin on bioterror that I'm pretty sure nobody else has … » 2/15/11 8:30am 2/15/11 8:30am

The Middleman's Romance With Lacey Almost Didn't Happen

One of our favorite parts of superhero-adventure The Middleman is the on-again, off-again romance between the mysterious hero and Lacey, his sidekick's roommate. But Javier Grillo-Marxuach tells io9 he fought that storyline tooth and nail. So what happened? Spoilers ahead. » 7/09/09 10:00am 7/09/09 10:00am

"Bechdel Rule" Should Really Be Called "Ripley Rule," Bechdel Tells io9

Everybody's talking about the "Bechdel Rule" all of a sudden, especially as it relates to science fiction. National Public Radio did a story on it » 9/04/08 5:00pm 9/04/08 5:00pm the other day. Novelist Charles Stross to see if they passed the test. (Two of them failed.) rigorously applies it to tons of science fiction books, including every single …

The Middleman's Last Defense Against Monsters Tells All

Natalie Morales never knows what to expect next, playing the don't-call-her-a-sidekick Wendy Watson in superhero show The Middleman. One day, you're teaming up with a cryogenically frozen Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), and the next you're up to your elbows in zombie fish. Morales took a break from her seafood-punching… » 6/27/08 8:20am 6/27/08 8:20am