Now THIS is the urban fantasy heroine we want

The hero of Mur Lafferty's Shambling Guide to New York doesn't wear tight pants, tote a crossbow, or have the most special power ever. She doesn't fall in love with any magical creatures, or have everybody smitten with her. She's just a travel book editor trying to finish her supernatural guidebook on time, and we love … » 6/13/13 4:07pm 6/13/13 4:07pm

Will the Mortal Instruments movie keep the gay hero from the books?

Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments books have a lot in common with other recent urban fantasies — but one thing they have that's different is a major character who's revealed to be gay. We caught up with the stars of the film at Wondercon, and asked whether that will remain the case on screen. Spoilers ahead... » 4/05/13 3:29pm 4/05/13 3:29pm

This is clearly the best moment from any Christmas episode of any TV…

The trick of juxtaposing extreme, crazy violence with sugary, happy music is as old as the hills — I would have said The Prisoner perfected it in the series finale — but last night's Vampire Diaries breathed new life into it, with this scene of Klaus ripping apart his rebellious hybrids to the strains of "O Holy Night." … » 12/14/12 5:26pm 12/14/12 5:26pm

Detective tale Mockingbird pits a psychic against a serial killer

Miriam Black has returned, along with her unpleasant precognitive power to see the time and manner of death of any person she touches. She's trying to settle into a normal life, but when she discovers a group of girls will be brutally murdered by a serial killer, she can't stay on the sidelines. » 11/28/12 2:20pm 11/28/12 2:20pm

Phonogram, our fave comic about magicians channeling Madonna records,…

In artist Jamie McKelvie and author Kieron Gillen's Image Comics series Phonogram, a group of British magicians draw their supernatural powers from pop music LPs ranging from Pulp to Robyn to Dexys Midnight Runners. It's a sleek and clever comic with two volumes — Rue Britannia and The Singles Club — and has also been… » 2/27/12 1:20pm 2/27/12 1:20pm

Read an exclusive preview of Memorial, a new fantasy comic from the…

We really dug the debut of Chris Roberson (iZombie) and Rich Ellis' Memorial, a promising new series about an amnesiac young woman who suddenly becomes embroiled in magical weirdness. Courtesy of IDW Publishing, here's an exclusive seven-page sneak peek at the upcoming second issue. » 1/13/12 12:40pm 1/13/12 12:40pm

10 Fantasy Sagas That Are Wronger Than Twilight

Soon enough we'll get to see how legendary director Bill Condon brings to life the incredibly messed-up conclusion to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga. Chances are, we're in for one of the all-time great "did I just see that?" scenes. » 6/02/11 10:45am 6/02/11 10:45am

“Magick Chicks” sends mean girls to monster-hunting school

After getting expelled from their school for teenaged monsters, a trio of witches enrolls in an all-girl academy for monster hunters. To fit in, they'll have to hide their witchy natures and contend with a telekinetic queen bee. » 5/28/11 9:00am 5/28/11 9:00am