A Look at the Last Days of the Marvel Universe

I love stories that take place before something apocalyptic happens: characters that know what is going to happen, but are helpless to stop it. They have their last meals, spend their last nights with their loved ones, and then accept the inevitable. » 2/20/15 10:00pm 2/20/15 10:00pm

This Isn't A Drawing Of The Silver Surfer. It's A Photo Of A Real Guy.

Holy crap. There's no artist credit for the drawing above, because it isn't a drawing of Marvel's Silver Surfer at all - it's an actual person, painted to look like him. How amazing is that? » 12/11/14 3:41pm 12/11/14 3:41pm

We could have had a Silver Surfer film scored by Paul McCartney

You may already know that a Silver Surfer film nearly got made in 1980, starring producer Lee Kramer's girlfriend Olivia Newton-John. But did you know that Paul McCartney was approached to do the soundtrack, and was seriously interested? » 12/26/13 1:33pm 12/26/13 1:33pm

The 9 Worst Utopias Ever Created

A “utopia” is a fictional place where everything is perfect; it’s supposed to give us a goal to aspire to, a place that we hope we — or maybe even the entire human race — can one day reach. But not all perfect societies are created equal. In fact, here are nine utopias that actually sound pretty goddamned terrible. » 8/22/13 11:00am 8/22/13 11:00am

Here’s the Dream Team That Should Be Making the Dark Tower TV Show

A warning: Today’s “Postal Apocalypse” contains so much profanity. I’m sorry about that. Not sorry enough to, you know, take out all those curse words or anything, but I do apologize if it makes anyone uncomfortable. What has me riled up? Read the first letter and see… » 6/19/13 8:00am 6/19/13 8:00am

Concept Art from the Silver Surfer Rock Opera Movie That Never Was

The executive producer of Xanadu, Lee Kramer, had a dream. A dream for a rocking Silver Surfer movie that heralded the character's entrance with 100 electric guitars along with a maddening chant. Alas that vision (which started back in the 1980s) never came to pass. » 8/24/12 12:40pm 8/24/12 12:40pm

100 Wonderful and Terrible Movies That Never Existed

For every movie that makes it to your local cineplex, there are dozens that never come into existence. In another universe, Mel Gibson directed Fahrenheit 451, Terry Gilliam directed Watchmen, and Batman fought Godzilla. The history of movies is crammed full of weird almost-weres and could-have-beens. A lot of people… » 8/10/12 1:48pm 8/10/12 1:48pm

And now, for no reason whatsoever, superheroes as fetuses

I'm not sure what compulsion drives some artists to reimagine pop culture stalwarts as horrifying babies, but Alexandre Nicolas' prenatal versions of the comic book pantheon are on display at the HEY! exhibit in Paris. You can see more photos at his website. » 9/17/11 3:45pm 9/17/11 3:45pm

The Silver Surfer lives in a sewer outside of Belfast

Some days the headlines just write themselves. CCTV in Newtownbreda, Northern Ireland recently capture a solemn, silvery visage hiding in the town's sewers. The fellows who work in the tunnels have dubbed this head (among many things) "the Silver Surfer." » 7/25/11 4:15pm 7/25/11 4:15pm

Wednesday's comics = insectoid alien mayhem and housewives with guns

What's new in the shops this week? New squabbles with Orson Scott Card's Formics, a superheroic look at Bill Willingham's Fables, and graphic novels a-go-go! » 2/15/11 9:00am 2/15/11 9:00am

The best of io9's Concept Art Week

We've witnessed some amazing concept art during io9's concept art week, and celebrated everything from the artists who make it happen to the tools they use. Here are some of the most stunning, mind-expanding concept art posts. » 6/22/10 4:20pm 6/22/10 4:20pm

Ghost Rider 2, Daredevil And Silver Sufer Movies Make A Come Back

Marvel is announcing the return of Daredevil and Nic Cage's Ghost Rider, but never fear: you can ease that pain with the long awaited Silver Surfer movie. Please do the right thing and put Doug Jones in the silver skin! » 9/24/09 8:00am 9/24/09 8:00am

Major Outbreak Of Sequel-Itis At Fox

If you love reheated and recycled entertainment, then your heart will thrill to a recent interview with Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman. Coming off an apocalyptically bad summer (including Space Chimps, X-Files 2, The Happening, Meet Dave » 10/15/08 9:00am 10/15/08 9:00am and ) Fox seems to be looking backwards. Rothman told IESB he's optimistic about…

The Silverhawks Will Defend Us From Economic Limbo

How can you not love a team of heroes introduced in a series premiere called, "The Origin Story" that features a conflict on the planet of Limbo? The first season of Lorimar's follow-up to Thundercats » 10/13/08 4:20pm 10/13/08 4:20pm hits DVD tomorrow, and there's no time like the present to pick it up. Preserved in steel, "partly metal, partly…

This Week's Comics Tend Toward The Classic

It's a week of classic comics arriving in your local stores - and none of them featuring underage girls being called jailbait anything, never mind words that we really shouldn't be using on the front page of a tasteful website like this one. But if you're looking to rediscover classic manga, mourn the end of a classic… » 9/16/08 9:00am 9/16/08 9:00am

Bad Movies And Foxes Have Killed Proyas' Surfer For Good

We've already told you » 8/30/08 3:00pm 8/30/08 3:00pm that director Alex Proyas was denying rumors that he would be directing a movie, but as he told MTV last week, it's not just the studio involved that's making him stay away.Proyas told fans at Comic-Con that his main reason for staying away from the spin-off was who was making it, and he…

No Amount Of Silver Could Convince Proyas To Direct "Surfer"

Rumors that I, Robot and Knowing director Alex Proyas will tackle the Silver Surfer's solo film are completely exaggerated, Proyas told Comic-Con. He's also not interested in directing an I, Robot sequel - or any other 20th Century Fox picture, after the bad experience he had with them. [IF Magazine, thanks Peter] » 7/26/08 11:49am 7/26/08 11:49am

Man-hating Amazons and Bastard Children Make This Week's Comics Fun For…

This is hardly a banner week for comic stores, and no, that's not a pun to tie in with the upcoming Incredible Hulk movie. While there may be lots of new books coming out, it's fairly light on ones that'll grab your attention unless you're looking to read up on this summer's big movie heroes before hitting the… » 6/10/08 9:00am 6/10/08 9:00am

Bring Home The Head Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

A genuine casting of Arnie's head from Batman & Robin is just one of the bizarre movie props available on eBay right now. You can also own the robot head of Robin Williams from Bicentennial Man, and the original helmet from the Rocketeer movie. Or if your loved ones are really obsessive, you can get them some even… » 12/11/07 3:00pm 12/11/07 3:00pm