Is Fantastic Four close to a Dr. Doom? And Doctor Strange a director?

A toy box reveals the backstory for Godzilla. Karen Gillan talks her big fight with Zoe Saldana in Guardians of the Galaxy. And just what is the history between Sarah and the new character Cal on Orphan Black? Plus a major Hulk character comes to Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers now! » 3/13/14 6:00am 3/13/14 6:00am

Sony expands the Spider-Man films with Venom and Sinister Six movies

Not to be left out of the massive spanning world of comic book continuity Marvel Studios has mastered, Sony is expanding the Spider-Man brand with two new major VILLAIN movies. Yes, Venom is finally getting his own movie, and so is the anti-Spidey gang the Sinister Six. And wait until you hear who's making it! » 12/13/13 7:25am 12/13/13 7:25am

Allergic Reactions to Bee Stings Could Actually Be Protecting Us

Food allergies are common, but so too are adverse reactions to insect stings. But while allergic reactions to bee stings can be damaging or even deadly, new evidence shows that it’s our body’s way of trying to protect us — a reaction that for some people goes way too far. » 10/24/13 9:00am 10/24/13 9:00am

Meet the Deadliest Venomous Animals in the World

Venom can turn a seemingly weak and tiny creature into a feared killer. But what, exactly, does it mean for an animal to be "venomous"? And which venomous species are the most deadly to humans? Here's what we know. » 9/25/13 11:00am 9/25/13 11:00am

Amazing Venom short banishes our horrible memories of Spider-Man 3

Adi Shankar and Phil Joanou are the makers of the phenomenal (and unofficial) Punisher short "Laundry Day," which starred Thomas Jane himself. Now they're back with True Blood star Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock in a fantastic 17-minute short better than the entirety of Spider-Man 3, titled "Truth in Advertising." » 7/31/13 2:50pm 7/31/13 2:50pm

Who would win in a fight between Superman and Nietzsche's Übermensch?

Superman or Nietzschean Superman? José Quintero's Allegorical Superheroes series places costumed superheroes in philosophical or mythological scenes. Superman squares off against Friedrich Nietzsche as his Übermensch; Spider-Man and Venom play David and Goliath, and Batman battles the crime dragon as St. George. » 5/12/13 7:30am 5/12/13 7:30am

Freaky Venom face paint looks like it's eating the wearer's face

Makeup artist Sara Poskonka proves that you don't need an elaborate costume to make a strong cosplay impact — sometimes, you just need some black face paint and a little imagination. Her inventive Venom makeup looks distressingly like the symbiote might take over her entire face. And you could always opt to fill in… » 9/02/12 12:30pm 9/02/12 12:30pm

Can you actually get high on snake venom?

Snake venom is not something one intentionally consumes — if anything, we tend to flee from snakes at any cost. But say you are at a rave and someone tosses you a pill touted to contain dried snake venom. From a biochemistry perspective, is it possible to use snake venom as a recreational drug? » 4/04/12 7:00am 4/04/12 7:00am

The 10 Strangest Short-Lived Supervillain Makeovers

Every now and again, supervillains will try a new outfit or modus operandi to thwart their do-gooding nemeses. Sometimes this tactic works, and the new schtick becomes part and parcel of a character's mythos. Other times, this change lasts 15 minutes and everyone forgets it ever happened. These are those times. » 2/15/12 11:25am 2/15/12 11:25am

In this week's comics, Venom recruits the new Fantastic Four! Also,…

Tomorrow brings a ton of new releases to your local comic book store. Witness new stories from the early years of the Jedi order, Bucky Barnes striking out on his own, environmental apocalypse from the writer of DMZ, and scads of other groovy funnymags. » 1/31/12 9:00am 1/31/12 9:00am