Why I'm tired of seeing Nikola Tesla in science fiction

There is no doubt that Nikola Tesla was a brilliant inventor, but he has also become the go-to historical mad scientist for science fiction writers. I worry that he—and his name–are popping up in fiction a bit too much. » 9/29/13 2:00pm 9/29/13 2:00pm

In this week's comics, Doctor Who and Star Trek cross universes!

What's coming into comic shops tomorrow? A clash of two venerable television shows, Batman battling architecture-themed supervillains, and a new issue of Jeff Smith's Rasl. Set sonic screwdrivers to stun. » 5/29/12 9:15am 5/29/12 9:15am

Comic book Wednesday brings us time-hopping art thieves and drunk dairy…

What new comic books are on the stands tomorrow? A great Batman graphic novel, the further adventures of Professor Wolverine, and enough eminently readable new issues to fill an extremely accommodating gravy boat. » 11/22/11 9:10am 11/22/11 9:10am

Awesome graphic novels that even non-comics readers will love

Giving graphic novels as gifts to non-comics readers can be hard — after all, there are only so many copies of Watchmen one can give before they stop being books and start becoming the construction materials for an Alan Moore-themed play fort. » 11/15/11 2:45pm 11/15/11 2:45pm

We talk to cartoonist Jeff Smith about the 20th anniversary of Bone

At Comic-Con, io9 had the opportunity to catch up with Jeff Smith, the creator of beloved fantasy epic Bone and the scifi noir comic RASL. Smith reflected on Bone's auspicious beginnings and gave us updates on the pending cinematic adaptations of both comics. » 7/25/11 12:00pm 7/25/11 12:00pm

This Wednesday, Wolverine meets Ahmadinejad and Dollhouse returns to…

There's a ton of promising new books this week. The X-Men file for divorce, Dollhouse returns with the new adventures of Alan Tudyk, and Jeff Smith of Bone releases a new issue of his awesome science fiction comic RASL. » 7/12/11 9:00am 7/12/11 9:00am

In Wednesday's comics, it's time-traveling art thieves and junkie teen…

What's in stores Wednesday? A new release from Bone's Jeff Smith, new Walking Dead and Thor, and some of the most memorable Green Lantern stories ever published. Come and see! » 4/26/11 9:08am 4/26/11 9:08am

Is Hollywood going overboard with science fiction movies?

Hollywood has gone into a science fiction feeding frenzy in the past week, with several new scifi movies getting greenlit. The success of Battle: Los Angeles, on top of Avatar, Star Trek and others, put dollar signs in everyone's eyes. » 3/17/11 4:00pm 3/17/11 4:00pm

Jeff Smith's alternate universe-hopping art thief comic RASL may get…

According to Deadline, Sherlock Holmes franchise producer Lionel Wigram has purchased the rights to Bone cartoonist Jeff Smith's pandimensional art thief comic RASL — Smith himself has signed on as an executive producer. » 3/12/11 9:00am 3/12/11 9:00am

Spend your comic book Thursday with supergods and pregnant (male)…

Comics were kicked back a day because of Thanksgiving, but there's still plenty of new books worth waiting 24 hours for. Check out new Buffy, Supergod, Achewood, and tons more. » 12/01/10 10:00am 12/01/10 10:00am

Start Monkeying Around With This Week's Comics

Science fiction monkeys. Sure, this week may bring all manner of collections of more recent comics, but let's face it: Nothing measures up to science fiction monkeys. Of course, these are new comics we crave. » 1/06/09 9:00am 1/06/09 9:00am

New Dimension-Hopping Thievery From Bone Man

Blending Sliders and The Pink Panther, cartoonist Jeff Smith's next project RASL (it's pronounced "razzle") gives the world a dimension-jumping art thief out for everything he can get. Following on his award-winning, Scholastic- and Disney-friendly Bone fantasy series, it's a bit of a dimension jump for Smith… » 1/23/08 8:40am 1/23/08 8:40am