If Comic Heroes and Villains Had Business Cards, They'd Look Like This

Some of these make more sense ("Peter Parker, Photographer, The Daily Bugle") than others (would Natasha Romanoff really have the need for business cards?), but The Vocations of Heroes & Villains is nonetheless an art print that's quite fun to look at. » 3/06/15 3:40pm 3/06/15 3:40pm

Sony Desperately Tries To Start Sinister Six Hype With This ASM2 Extra

Looking forward to the Sinister Six movie? Then Sony would like you to know that if you buy the DVD or Blu-ray of Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie at Target, you'll get a special disc with a featurette that previews the villain-centric film in a hilariously uninformative way. » 8/13/14 12:24pm 8/13/14 12:24pm

​13 Of The Most Ridiculous TMNT Villains Of All Time

The Shredder has always been the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' most deadly foe, but the TMNT can't fight an evil ninja every day of the week. It would get boring! So of course their rogue's gallery expanded to include mutants, aliens, demons and… uh, a guy named Joey. Here's a baker's dozen of the TMNT's least… » 8/05/14 10:00am 8/05/14 10:00am

This Is Disney's Idea of How to Dress the Kids Of Fairy Tale Villains

Disney's brand new, live-action series about the spawn of all the famous fairy tale villains being let out of their hereditary prison camp, The Descendants, has released its first image. And now we know what Cruella De Vil's son "Carlos" looks like. Amazing. He looks amazing. » 6/16/14 3:40pm 6/16/14 3:40pm

Are Movie Villains Scarier If We Don't Know Their Backstories?

These days, every supervillain has a convoluted backstory. But are the most frightening movie villains those who show up already fully-formed, seemingly without motives or explanation? » 6/03/14 4:20pm 6/03/14 4:20pm

8 Vastly Overqualified Actors Who Played Ridiculous Villains

Good actors know the value of a good villain; from Richard III to Dracula, some times the best bad guys are much more interesting than the heroes. Some times… but not always. Here are eight incredibly talented actors who completely wasted their talents as silly cinematic scoundrels. » 5/19/14 10:00am 5/19/14 10:00am

Where the hell are all the great female supervillains?

So the other day, I run into this guy in a weird uniform. He tells me he found an abandoned milk truck with a body inside, so he took the clothes, and now he's masquerading as The Milk Man, and trying to unite the disparate peoples of the post-apocalypse by reminding them of the milk service America used to provide.… » 3/05/14 8:23am 3/05/14 8:23am

20 Laughably Terrible Batman Villains

Batman has unquestionably the best villains in comics: the Joker, the Riddler, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, the list goes on and on. But for every top-tier bad guy Batman battles on a regular basis, there's a corresponding crook who is completely out of his league taking on the Caped Crusader. Here are 20… » 2/28/14 10:01am 2/28/14 10:01am

What supervillain scheme would you like to see in real life?

While some supervillains are out to kill half the world and enslave the other half, many so-called evil masterminds have come up with plots that are more amusing than nefarious—and a few might even benefit humanity. Whose scheme would you like to see play out in the real world? » 1/15/14 2:00pm 1/15/14 2:00pm

Why this "Disney Villains: the Next Generation" show is a problem

Disney just announced that it's making a brand new, live-action TV movie all about the kids of your favorite Disney Villains (titled The Descendants). Sounds great, but then we read the premise, and realized some fucked up shit has been happening in Disney World. » 12/13/13 11:13am 12/13/13 11:13am

Breaking Bad inspires George R.R.Martin to make an even worse villain

A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is an avid viewer of Breaking Bad, but couldn't help but note on his blog after last weekend's episode "Ozymandias" that "Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros." His next thought? "(I need to do something about that)." » 9/18/13 11:20am 9/18/13 11:20am

The 11 Most Evil Villains in Anime

Do you think Skeletor, the Joker, Megatron and Lex Luthor have the market cornered on evil? Not so fast. The world of manga and anime is just as full of villains as Western comics and cartoons are, and they’re no slouches in the murder and depravity departments. Here are 11 anime and manga villain you wouldn’t want to… » 8/28/13 12:00pm 8/28/13 12:00pm

The Most Ridiculous Animals That Superheroes Have Copied

Spider-Man. Batman. Rhino. Black Panther. What do these character have in common? They are superheroes and villains whose personas are based on animals, bugs and other creatures that are legitimately dangerous. But not all comic characters have chosen so wisely. Here are just a few heroes and bad guys that should have… » 8/23/13 12:40pm 8/23/13 12:40pm

Do villains have to commit "taboo" acts for us to hate them?

Do villains need to rape, torture or mutilate people for us to hate them? Or maybe the reverse is true: Sometimes we can invest more in a villain, if his or her evildoing is creative and leaves more to our imaginations. Sometimes with villains, brutality is the lesser path. Here's our plea for more subtle monsters. » 8/15/13 2:05pm 8/15/13 2:05pm

Screw Princesses -- Disney Villains Are the Real Role Models

This week has been "National Princess Week," brought to you by Disney and Target. Yawn. Here's another idea: celebrate Disney villains. » 4/27/13 3:00pm 4/27/13 3:00pm

Some Spider-Man casting ideas more insane than Paul Giamatti as the…

Paul Giamatti is, without a doubt, one of the finest American actors working today. So it's a bit… surprising, to say the least, to have found out yesterday that he's in talks for the role of the Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Not just because the Rhino is the very definition of a brute thug –- his power is … » 1/29/13 2:00pm 1/29/13 2:00pm

Ventriloquist Harley carries a Jokerface doll in these Batman villain…

Artist Gingashi imagines an alternate Gotham City in which Batman has half as many foes who are twice as dastardly, giving us the mashed-up rogues Poison Cat, Two-Clay Face, Madcrow, and Jokernigma. » 1/05/13 10:30am 1/05/13 10:30am

A Complete Guide to Superheroes' Religious Backgrounds

Jimmy Olsen is Lutheran, The Thing is Jewish, and Iceman is Jewish Catholic. This very detailed chart is teaching us so many new things about the vast religious affiliations of our favorite comic book characters. See who worships where at Adherents. » 8/17/12 2:30pm 8/17/12 2:30pm

Science fiction needs more scientist heroes — not scientist villains

Science fiction scientists have been responsible for numerous fictional disasters. They've reanimated corpses that have come back to kill them. They've cloned dinosaurs only to utterly lose control of them. They've shrunk their kids and turned themselves into flies. But one researcher is calling for more fictional… » 2/11/12 10:30am 2/11/12 10:30am