Amazing Spider-Man tie-in toy gives us our best look yet at the Lizard!

We've seen plenty of Andrew Garfield as the rebooted Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, but we still know next to nothing about the villainous Lizard. That why it pays to keep an eye on those tie-in toys. » 1/02/12 6:00am 1/02/12 6:00am

It may be Comic-Con, but Wednesday won't con you out of new comics

Just because the entire comic industry will more or less relocate to San Diego tomorrow doesn't mean there isn't a ton of new stuff on the stands — Locke and Key and Daredevil return, and Grant Morrison pens his treatise on superheroes. » 7/19/11 9:00am 7/19/11 9:00am

In comics, Hulk goes 4Chan and it's apocalyptic manimal mayhem!

Big summer crossover season is in full swing, as DC and Marvel both release slew of Flashpoint and Fear Itself tie-in books. Also, Richard K. Morgan returns to comics, and the purple-pantsed goliath puts on a familiar face. » 6/07/11 9:10am 6/07/11 9:10am

Will Russell Crowe play superhero murderer Billy Butcher?

Anchorman director Adam McKay is already running down his shortlist of actor hopefuls for his live-adaptation of the ultra-violent comic The Boys. Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic follows a superpowered CIA group charged with keeping idiotic superheroes in line. » 3/30/11 2:32pm 3/30/11 2:32pm

This week, Firefly's Shepherd Book finally gets an origin story!

Derrial Book was one of the most enigmatic characters on Firefly, and almost a decade after the show premiered, we're finally getting some answers in the good Shepherd's very own graphic novel. » 11/02/10 9:10am 11/02/10 9:10am

Adam McKay wants Simon Pegg for The Boys' Wee Hughie

CHUD recently asked could-be The Boys director Adam McKay if he'd want Simon Pegg — who was the inspiration for protagonist Wee Hughie — for the film. McKay's not signed on definitely, but he's all for the idea. » 7/21/10 10:00am 7/21/10 10:00am

Is Anchorman's Adam McKay 100% on directing The Boys?

We've known that co-founder (and Will Ferrell brah) Adam McKay was in the running to direct Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's hedonistic superhero series The Boys. Apparently, McKay is now "in serious talks with Sony Pictures" and "close to signing." [Collider] » 6/20/10 5:39pm 6/20/10 5:39pm

The superhuman concept art from Darick Robertson's The Boys

The one and only Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, JLA: A Midsummer's Nightmare) sent us a ton of concept art and sketches from his superhuman shit-kicker series, The Boys. Check out early designs for the team and Darick's commentary about the art! » 6/16/10 11:44am 6/16/10 11:44am

When comic book heroes go nuts, the readers win

In this week's comics haul, the sanity of two big-league comic protagonists — Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead and Billy Butcher of The Boys — hits a breaking point. When our lead characters go bonkers, we're all the richer for it. » 6/15/10 9:15am 6/15/10 9:15am

Enter the Secret Avengers (as opposed to the Public Avengers)!

What's got us most excited about Marvel's new Heroic Age status quo? Ed Brubaker's Secret Avengers. With an oddball cast of espionage experts and military masterminds, this title looks to give Marvel's flagship superteam a pulpy twist. » 5/25/10 9:00am 5/25/10 9:00am

The Man Who Makes Will Ferrell Funny May Direct "Cokehead Superhero"…

The man wrote and directed Step Brothers and Anchorman and whose daughter is Will Ferrell's mean-baby Landlord might be taking on the superhero-hating R-rated comic The Boys. Which means we may have a new superhero comedy blockbuster on our hands. » 4/27/10 8:00am 4/27/10 8:00am

Needs More Dazzler: The Boys, S.H.I.E.L.D., Buffy Gets Laid

What happened in comics this week? Hughie met some super-losers, S.H.I.E.L.D. went old-school, and Buffy shacked up with an old friend. It's Need More Dazzler! This one goes out to you, Ms. Summers.
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The Weather Is Awesome Edition

It's Batman, Buffy, and a tripped-out Peter Parker this week! Also, S.H.I.E.L.D. goes old-school, Jonathan Ross debuts his supernatural crime drama, and Wee Hughie meets some supes who aren't total wankers. When the sun's shining like this, we crave comics! » 4/06/10 9:00am 4/06/10 9:00am

Pics And Hints For Wanted 2, Avatar 2 And Iron Man 2. Plus Guess Which…

There's a fiery new Iron Man 2 poster, plus James Cameron hints at Avatar leftovers that could appear in Avatar 2. Writers talk The Boys and Wanted 2 movies. Plus Doctor Who, Lost, Fringe, Scott Pilgrim, FlashForward, V and Caprica. » 3/25/10 6:00am 3/25/10 6:00am

Rob Corddry Wants To Star In Movie Version Of Garth Ennis' Most Violent…

Columbia's live-action adaptation of the Garth Ennis' The Boys is getting quite the rep. First Nightmare's Sam Bayer wants the director gig, and now Rob Corddry wants in. In truth Corddry would make an awesome cokehead/dick superhero. » 3/23/10 6:40am 3/23/10 6:40am

Nightmare On Elm Street Director Seeks Nasty Superheroes Next

Sam Bayer - the director of the upcoming Nightmare On Elm Street reboot and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - has a new project idea. He wants to tackle ultraviolent superhero series The Boys, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. » 3/03/10 6:30am 3/03/10 6:30am

Hate Superheroes? Time to Meet The Boys

Alan Moore's Watchmen is revolutionary for its "real world" conceit, and Garth Ennis' and Darick Robertson'sThe Boys uses a similar conceit, but with a twist - what if the superheroes were a bunch of assholes? Minor spoilers below. » 1/30/10 12:00pm 1/30/10 12:00pm

Superhero-Bashing Anti-Heroes Stomp Your Local Theater

Are superhero movies not violent enough for you? Then you should rejoice that Garth Ennis' over-the-top comic book The Boys has been optioned by Columbia Pictures. In The Boys, the CIA forms a special squad to keep superheroes in line, using as much violence as possible. DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint dropped the title… » 2/22/08 6:30am 2/22/08 6:30am