What's The Most Absurd Thing To Come Out Of 1990s Superhero Comics?

The 1990s were a special time in comics. Fueled by an out-of-control speculator boom and a craze for "dark," angsty storytelling, superheroes went EXTREME even as their feet shrank to nothing. But what was the single most absurd character, trend or storyline to come out of 1990s comics? » 10/13/14 1:30pm 10/13/14 1:30pm

Why has a member of Game of Thrones' royal family been recast?

Star Wars: Episode VII could be released a bit later than anticipated. Vin Diesel and director David Twohy reveal what's ahead for Riddick. Lily Collins explains her upcoming fantasy movie Mortal Instruments. Plus an update on the future of Fox's Marvel movies, including Fantastic Four and X-Force. Spoilers now! » 8/20/13 6:00am 8/20/13 6:00am

Loki won't be in Age of Ultron, but what about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Another contender emerges for the Star Trek 3 director's chair. Chris Hemsworth reveals how Thor and The Avengers connect to The Dark World. Bryan Singer reveals how Patrick Stewart's Professor X could appear in Days of Future Past. Check out new videos for Elysium and Kick-Ass 2. A genre icon returns to Warehouse 13.… » 8/07/13 6:00am 8/07/13 6:00am

Just how closely will Avengers 2 follow the Age of Ultron storyline?

Also, how long will Loki keep popping up as a villain in Marvel movies? And how will Scarlet Witch's movie costume pay tribute to her comics outfits? Plus José Padilha insists that his RoboCop is not a remake. Also, check out some X-Men: Days of Future Past set video and learn about the first Avatar 2 footage.… » 7/25/13 6:00am 7/25/13 6:00am

Do we already know the title of the Batman-Superman movie?

Something universe-changing will happen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. A new villain could be joining The Amazing Spider-Man. A major character won’t be in Avengers: The Age of Ultron. The X-Force script is being written right now. Plus, watch a preview for J.J. Abrams' new series Believe. Spoilers below! » 7/24/13 6:00am 7/24/13 6:00am

11 X-Men Movie Spinoffs We'd Like to See

This weekend, Wolverine slashes his way into movie theaters. But he's not the only X-Men character who deserves a separate movie. In fact, at Comic Con, Bryan Singer suggested the X-Men universe could spawn as many movie franchises as the rest of the Marvel universe. Here are 11 X-Men spin-offs that would make awesome… » 7/23/13 10:00am 7/23/13 10:00am

An X-Force movie is in the works—and maybe a Magneto film, too

With a new Wolverine movie on the horizon and production on X-Men: Days of Future Past clipping along, it looks like Fox is looking to further expand its corner of the Marvel Universe with a Cable-led X-Force movie. And we may be seeing a Magneto spinoff as well. » 7/13/13 8:00am 7/13/13 8:00am

This May, Wolverine and Deadpool go up against a spanking new…

Out of all the X-Men titles on the stands, writer Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force has consistently been one of the best. This is thanks to intricate story arcs, the morally muddled politics of Wolverine running an assassination squad, and the comic's willingness to delve into byzantine corners of X-Men lore. » 2/17/12 2:30pm 2/17/12 2:30pm

The New Mutants, the X-Men's sister squad, get snazzy new wardrobes

We've seen the core X-Men team receive new styles as of late (1, 2). Now their erstwhile farm team, the New Mutants, are boasting similarly sleek makeovers, courtesy of concept artist Daniel Govar and superhero costume design site Project Rooftop. Check out his takes on Warlock, Sunspot, and your other favorite mutant… » 1/16/12 4:15pm 1/16/12 4:15pm

How Uncanny X-Force author Rick Remender dreamt up Archangel's very bad…

One of the more colorful X-Men titles on the stands is Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force. Replete with gorgeous visuals (courtesy of artists like Jerome Opena) and steeped in X-Men lore, Uncanny X-Force has been a rock-solid read for fans of full-blown mutant insanity. » 12/06/11 12:40pm 12/06/11 12:40pm

A Brief History Of X-Force, The X-Men's Edgy Sister Superteam

This week, io9 is teaming up with Marvel Comics to celebrate the release of Uncanny X-Force #18, the final issue of author Rick Remender's eight-part mutant epic "The Dark Angel Saga." This issue promises to have longstanding ramifications for founding X-Man Archangel, who's been almost irrevocably corrupted by the… » 12/05/11 1:05pm 12/05/11 1:05pm

5 weird examples of superheroic identity swapping

Marvel recently announced that Black Panther would replace Daredevil as "The Man Without Fear." This switcheroo isn't the first time a superhero or superteam's had an identity crisis. Here's five of these strange occasions.

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25 collectibles to covet at Comic-Con

Comic-Con 2010 is chock full of limited edition toys, comics, and collectibles that are available in ridiculously small amounts. Here are 25 gee-whiz exclusives you may want to check out before they're pillaged by the fan horde. » 7/11/10 4:30pm 7/11/10 4:30pm

Vampire + Zombie = New X-Men Crossover, In Marvel Math

Think that dead superheroes being resurrected as murderous zombies is limited only to DC's Blackest Night? Think again; Marvel's X-Men franchise is also preparing to be invaded by the undead in time for Hallowe'en. » 7/25/09 2:00pm 7/25/09 2:00pm

Space Trucking And Classic Stories Improve This Week's Comics

If your comic book shelf is missing some classic - and, admittedly, not » 10/21/08 9:00am 10/21/08 9:00am so classic - works, then this week's new releases may go some way towards solving that problem. There is an amazing number of classic comics collections that you should consider, if not essential, then at least well worth picking up. Especially if…