20 Science Fiction Moments That Will Make Absolutely Anyone Cry

Yes, we don't care who you are. If you're not completely dead inside, like some freeze-dried husk, then there are certain moments from science fiction and fantasy that will make you break down. Here are 20 of the most tear-jerking moments from science fiction and fantasy stories. (Update: Added 5 more!) » 8/07/13 10:00am 8/07/13 10:00am

Wednesday's comics bring us new Walking Dead, a naughty Loki, and more!

It's the dog days of summer for the io9 gang, so yours truly is about to go sit under a stately oak and kick back with a stack of Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot and a Poland Spring bottle full of Prairie Fire. But before I decree that "relative humidity" is my spirit animal, here's your weekly comic preview. » 8/16/11 9:00am 8/16/11 9:00am

The weirdest (and most disturbing) giant rabbits in speculative fiction

Fossils of giant Mediterranean rabbits were recently discovered by paleontologists. In honor of the extinct Nuralagus rex, we present to you a round-up of some of the strangest, most frightening cottontails to thankfully never grace our reality. » 3/27/11 6:55pm 3/27/11 6:55pm

10 awesome science fiction stories for gamers

Ever since ET for the Atari 2600 wowed gamers worldwide, science fiction and video games have been natural bedfellows. Here are 10 great scifi tales that embrace the aesthetics, technology, and popular tropes of the gaming world. » 8/28/10 9:05pm 8/28/10 9:05pm

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning novel popularized so many ubiquitous scifi…

Grant Morrison's Philosophy Of Comics

io9 caught up with Batman and Robin scribe Grant Morrison and asked him about his upcoming miniseries The Return of Bruce Wayne. Grant also filled us in on the We3 movie, Joe The Barbarian, and his take on comic continuity. » 4/14/10 3:47pm 4/14/10 3:47pm

The 75 Books You Should Own For DC Comics' 75th Anniversary

2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever. Here're seventy-five you really should've read already. » 2/28/10 3:00pm 2/28/10 3:00pm

10 Of The Decade's Best SF Comics

It's been the decade where comic culture took over pop culture, and superheroes became movie stars. But what are some of our picks for the best comics from the last ten years? We're glad you - okay, we - asked. » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm


There're so many reasons why We3 shouldn't have worked. A story with three cyborg animals as its main characters, going on an Incredible Journey-style adventure to escape captivity? It sounds almost laughable. But that's reckoning without the heart that Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely brought to the execution, as… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

We've Already Got Our First Must-See From Next Year's SDCC

Next year's San Diego Comic-Con may still be eight months away, but we've already found something there we can't wait to see: A biographical documentary about Final Crisis, We3 and Batman writer Grant Morrison. Click through for clips. » 12/01/09 12:00pm 12/01/09 12:00pm

Trouble with the Movie Version of Robo-Animal Comic We3

Three lab animals - a dog, cat and bunny - are given robotic implants so they can talk, fight, and become the ultimate super-assassins for evil government types. With the help of a kind scientist, they break free and try to escape what the cat calls their "stink bosses." That's the cool, heart-rending tale behind… » 12/10/08 6:30am 12/10/08 6:30am

Two New Chances To Find Out The Grown-Ups Are All Wrong

Can't wait for the movie of City Of Ember to hit theaters in a few months? Dying for a dystopian story about tweens or teens discovering that adults are lying to them about everything? You're in luck! As we mentioned before, young adult novels are full of future dystopias. And two new dystopian YA books are coming out… » 7/24/08 11:29am 7/24/08 11:29am

This Is Grant Morrison On Drugs

The most shocking revelation from Grant Morrison's panel at New York Comic-Con: comics' most trippy writer was a straight-edger until he turned 30. After that, of course, the floodgates were opened and it was drugs, drugs, drugs, as he explains in this clip, courtesy of Zach from ComicRelated.com. Besides explaining… » 4/21/08 8:40am 4/21/08 8:40am

Your Pussy Is Underperforming

Sure, your cat may be cute and can do that thing with the string, but can she autopsy a corpse or become a periscope for you to look through, on demand? Those are just two of the talents of the supercat in Brandon Graham's graphic novel King City — and that's not the only science fiction pet that can put yours to… » 3/07/08 8:00am 3/07/08 8:00am

Must Read: We3

Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: We3
Date: 2004-2005

Vitals: Cute animals wear cybernetic super-soldier armor and go on a killing rampage. OMG cute… » 10/01/07 12:04am 10/01/07 12:04am