Tons of Rumors For Batman Vs. Superman. Plus News Of The Sandman Film!

Writer David S. Goyer talks about the possibility of a unified movie and television universe for DC. Emilia Clarke gives a brief description of her Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genesis. Tatiana Maslany previews what's up with Rachel on Orphan Black. Plus, does a video game trailer set up Amazing Spider-Man sequel… » 4/10/14 6:00am 4/10/14 6:00am

​Your Wait For the Long-Awaited Sandman Overture #2 Is Finally Over

Yes, the second issue of Neil Gaiman's already fabulously-popular-despite-having-only-one-issue-out is finally here! Let's hope #3 manages to arrive in less than four months. Plus, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits the big #200, Marvel tries to Survive, and Image presents the superhero version of Galaxy Quest! » 3/25/14 2:40pm 3/25/14 2:40pm

Science Fiction Vs. Fantasy Round Two: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

We've reached the Second Round in our quest to find the ultimate work of science fiction and fantasy, and we've got some brutal match-ups for you to decide. Blade Runner vs. Back to the Future! Star Trek vs. Firefly! Game of Thrones vs. A Wrinkle in Time! Sandman vs. Buffy! Dune vs. Ender's Game! » 3/19/14 12:25pm 3/19/14 12:25pm

A science fiction favorite joins the cast of Orphan Black!

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Agents of SHIELD's adding another comic book character, played by Bill Paxton! Amazing Spider-Man 2 will answer many of your lingering questions in the first 5 minutes. The stars explain why Sandman and Warcraft are different than your usual huge tentpole movies. Plus promos for LEGO Movie and Penny Dreadful. Spoilers … » 1/14/14 6:00am 1/14/14 6:00am

Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt direct as well as star in the Sandman film?

James Cameron gives details on the Avatar sequels, including what they'll have in common with The Godfather. There's a new look at Wolverine in Days of Future Past. An ex-Wonder Woman will star in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Plus glimpses of the Wicked Witch on Once, and Cate Blanchett in Train Your Dragon 2.… » 12/17/13 6:00am 12/17/13 6:00am

​Make someone's holiday happier with our ultimate comic gift guide

Man is it a good time to be a comic fan. There are so many great titles — and so many great re-releases of classic titles — that we have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to our friends and loved ones shopping for us. So do yourself a favor and make their job easier by sending them this comic and graphic novel… » 11/26/13 12:00pm 11/26/13 12:00pm

David Goyer pitches a Sandman movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as lead?

Okay, let me clarify that: David Goyer is definitely pitching a Sandman movie, and Badass Digest is reporting that The Dark Knight's Rises' Joseph Gordon-Levitt is somehow involved. It's possible that JGL wants to direct it, but it seems much more likely that might play Dream in such an adaptation (or both, hell). » 11/20/13 2:40pm 11/20/13 2:40pm

Neil Gaiman’s return to Sandman definitely won’t put you to sleep

Dream, Death, and the rest of the Endless are back in Neil Gaiman’s much-anticipated prequel to his classic Vertigo series in The Sandman: Overture #1. But if there’s one reason you need to read it, it’s for J.H. Williams III’s amazing art, which is perfectly suited to Gaiman’s tale. Plus Marvel gets ready for a… » 10/29/13 4:20pm 10/29/13 4:20pm

The Most Overused Animal Stereotypes in Pop Culture

When it comes to fiction, an animal is never just animal. Animals always symbolize things — and they usually symbolize the same thing over and over. For example, a crow isn't just a common bird who happens to be nearby, it's a dark portent of bad things to come. Here are the most overused animal stereotypes in pop… » 8/08/13 1:57pm 8/08/13 1:57pm

Game of Thrones finds a Sand Snake. Knights of Badassdom is coming!

Joss Whedon discusses the role of Black Widow and Hawkeye in Avengers 2. Kevin Feige lets us know when the next Marvel films will be announced. Another Mark Millar comic is becoming a film. One superhero director wants to tackle the Sandman movie. Plus another nerve-shattering Gravity trailer. Spoilers ahead... » 7/26/13 6:00am 7/26/13 6:00am

Superheroes in Bondage, as Photographed by Richard Kadrey [NSFW]

Lela Gwenn had a dream: cosplay as some of her favorite heroes, and then get tied up and photographed by Sandman Slim author Richard Kadrey. The model and writer raised over $4000 on Kickstarter to make it happen, and here's your first look at the results, exclusively on io9. » 6/11/13 4:00pm 6/11/13 4:00pm

All the Best Reasons to Love Comics in 2013!

This is going to be a great year for comic book movies — but it's also shaping up to be a fantastic year for comics as well. There are tons of inventive, strange and just plain thrilling comics coming out in 2013. Including a Sandman prequel, a new DC Universe mega-event, Greg Rucka creating a brand new heroine, and a… » 1/04/13 2:46pm 1/04/13 2:46pm

How Dave McKean created Sandman's multidimensional covers in an era…

One of the hallmarks of Dave McKean's early Sandman covers were the photographic elements framing the central painting, as if you'd stumbled across the piece hanging in curio cabinet or against an overstuffed bookshelf. But before Photoshop made adding these elements as simple as clicking a mouse, McKean decided not to … » 12/09/12 4:00pm 12/09/12 4:00pm