Why does The Joker want to kill all of Batman's best friends? Scott…

On the opening day of New York Comic Con, Batman and Swamp Thing scribe Scott Snyder caught up with io9 to discuss Death of a Family, a new story about The Joker exacting revenge on the Dark Knight's pals. (Also, The Joker's face has been completely carved off and affixed to his head with a belt. He really must stop… » 10/11/12 3:30pm 10/11/12 3:30pm

This short film is the next best thing to a new Swamp Thing movie

Here's Gloam, a visual effects piece by David Elwell & Gareth Hughes. With nary a word, the filmmakers communicates how living in the forest as an antlered wood-beast is not particularly conducive to making new friends. Also, the creature's design bears a resemblance to Swamp Thing's recent sartorial shift, so roll with … » 10/02/12 9:20am 10/02/12 9:20am

The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Comics Of 2011

2011 gave us a wealth of great new comics, which ranged from tales of moss monsters to feral school headmasters to martial artists with the power to make their limbs fly off. But what comic book debuts tickled our fancy the most? Here are our picks, in no particular order. » 12/31/11 12:45pm 12/31/11 12:45pm

10 scifi icons (and 10 obscure characters who have the same names)

You know Spider-Man, but have you heard of the British anti-hero Spiderman? Everyone's seen Terminator 2, but have you seen the Italian Terminator II? Here are 10 familiar characters (and a bunch of randoms who share their names). » 1/10/11 7:00am 1/10/11 7:00am

The 10 strangest creative liberties ever taken on superhero TV shows

When a superhero makes the jump from comics to TV, you anticipate that the show will deviate from the source material somewhat. What you don't expect is Spider-Man piloting a giant robot or the Thing hanging out with Fred Flintstone. » 9/04/10 8:30am 9/04/10 8:30am