Why Does This Comic Book Hero Appear On So Many New Guinea War Shields?

Lee Falk's hero the Phantom made his comic book debut in February 1936, but he also appears on dozens of traditional war shields made by people from the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea between the 1960s and 1980s. Why? » 8/14/14 3:00pm 8/14/14 3:00pm

Important life lessons I learned from Syfy's The Phantom

You have nothing better to do this Sunday than watch Syfy's attempt to reinvigorate The Phantom, one of the dorkiest superheroes of all time. Right? What if I tell you the villain tries to destroy the world using Flickr? Spoilers... » 6/18/10 12:30pm 6/18/10 12:30pm

The Phantom, The Gates, and True Blood make for a bloody good Sunday

It's the summer season, and Sunday has become the new scifi destination this week. Witness the debut of a jumpsuit-less Phantom, more sanguinary weirdness from True Blood, the debut of The Gates, and new Ashes to Ashes and Doctor Who. » 6/14/10 9:15am 6/14/10 9:15am

The Marvel movies get their logos. But don't get too attached to those…

We've got spoilers galore for True Blood and Doctor Who. Posters and logos have surfaced for Captain America, Thor, Transformers 3, and The Green Hornet. Reports of Indy 5's existence were greatly exaggerated. Sorcerer's Apprentice gets a trailer. Spoiler overload! » 6/10/10 6:00am 6/10/10 6:00am

Even The Star Of Syfy's Phantom Thinks His Outfit Looks Stupid

Syfy's new Phantom trailer is out, debuting a younger and sassier Phantom than ever before. He's such a "rule breaker" that he even makes fun of the purple Phantom unitard. But can his keen fashion sense save this TV movie? » 4/23/10 8:00am 4/23/10 8:00am

Inside Scoop On Predators And The Avengers! Plus See A New Side Of…

Learn why the Predators want Adrien Brody's company, and the possible villain of The Avengers. Fringe pics reveal a startling Walter Bishop makeover. Ron Moore promises Caprica explanations. Annabeth Gish joins FlashForward! Plus Doctor Who, Supernatural, Lost and The Phantom. » 3/15/10 6:00am 3/15/10 6:00am

See Daybreakers' Monster Vamps, Kick-Ass' Hit Girl, Chuck's New Season,…

Lots of pictures in today's spoilers, including images from Daybreaker, Kick-Ass, Book of Eli, Toy Story 3, Being Human, and Chuck. Plus, clips from the Doctor Who Christmas special, and news on The Phantom, Dollhouse, True Blood, and Lost. » 12/18/09 6:00am 12/18/09 6:00am

Weirdest And Most Wonderful Halloween Comic Covers

If you were explaining Hallowe'en to someone unfamiliar with the concept, don't use comic books as a visual aid. As these 50 covers show, All Hallow's Eve is apparently about pumpkins, cleavage and monsters. Then again, maybe they are right... » 10/27/09 4:30pm 10/27/09 4:30pm

Syfy Brings Back the Phantom with Less Spandex, More Decapitation

Syfy has released the trailer for their reboot of The Phantom, about the son of Kit Walker who takes up his father's mantle. This Phantom favors the city over the jungle and riot gear over spandex. » 10/05/09 10:00am 10/05/09 10:00am

Remembering Burton's Batmania, 20 Years Later

It was 20 years ago this week that Tim Burton's Batman was released, changing the face of summer blockbusters, superhero movies and even breakfast cereal forever (Okay, maybe not that last one). Perhaps it's time to relive some Batmania...? » 6/21/09 12:00pm 6/21/09 12:00pm

Batmania - The Sequels

As the cliche (doesn't) go: Where there's the box office smoke, there's going to be sequel fire, and Batman's box office breaking lead to three follow-ups that pretty much define that whole The Good, The Bad and The Ugly idea. » 6/21/09 12:00pm 6/21/09 12:00pm

Batmania - The Aftermath

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Arguably, Burton's movie didn't influence the comics directly as much as give them even more reason to pursue the dark, Frank Miller route they were already taking (Although 1992's "Destroyer" storyline recreated Gotham City using Anton Furst's production designs for the architecture of the movie, probably… » 6/21/09 12:00pm 6/21/09 12:00pm

Batmania - The Movie

Even before Tim Burton took the director's chair of Batman in 1986, the movie seemed troubled, if not just outright unlikely to ever happen. A Batman movie had been in development since 1980, following the success of Richard Donner's Superman The Movie and Superman II, with various writers - including comic writer… » 6/21/09 12:00pm 6/21/09 12:00pm

SyFy Modernizes, Bastardizes The Phantom

The SciFi Channel have released a glimpse at how they're going to turn classic comic strip The Phantom into a sci-fi series, and their idea seems to be to... drop everything recognizable about the character? » 4/09/09 6:30am 4/09/09 6:30am

Helo Leads Syfy Up The River, In Search Of The Next BSG

Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica star Tahmoh Penikett has landed another major science fiction role, this time in a TV-movie adaptation of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld, as the Syfy Channel attempts to replace, well…BSG, mostly. » 4/07/09 11:20am 4/07/09 11:20am

Is The Phantom Really Sci-Fi?

Announced at Comic-Con, Lee Falk's classic comic strip hero The Phantom is being developed as a TV movie and potential series for the Sci-Fi Channel by Carnivale » 8/09/08 1:00pm 8/09/08 1:00pm's Daniel Knauf and his son, Charlie. But what is it about "the Ghost Who Walks" that makes him especially science fiction-y? We run down what to expect from…