The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

The Most Exciting Stories About Worlds Ruled by One Gender

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then it would be several decades before someone created the space travel technology for men and women to finally meet. Perhaps that's why so many writers, moviemakers and artists have imagined places where only one gender run their worlds. These stories illustrate that… » 11/14/13 12:26pm 11/14/13 12:26pm

What's the one book that absolutely must be a TV show, NOT a movie?

The other day, we heard that Y: The Last Man is still going to be a movie. But meanwhile, Under the Dome is a hit TV show and Outlander is coming to Starz. What are the qualities that make a book (or comic) better suited to television than movies? And what's the one book that deserves a long-running TV series instead… » 6/27/13 2:08pm 6/27/13 2:08pm

Brian K. Vaughan gives us the first glimpse inside his new show Under…

Y: The Last Man and Saga writer Brian K. Vaughan is one of the main writers of the new CBS show Under the Dome, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. And last night, we got the first glimpse of some footage, and Vaughan talked about how he aims to take a 1,000-page novel and turn it into a TV show that… » 3/31/13 1:57pm 3/31/13 1:57pm

The Truth About the Culper Ring, the First U.S. Spy Family — and the …

Agent 355, a vital character in the DC series Y: The Last Man, claims to be a member of the clandestine (and centuries old) spy organization, the Culper Ring. And it turns out there really was such an organization — and it began in the 18th century, under the orders of George Washington. There was even a real-life… » 12/31/12 11:19am 12/31/12 11:19am

Watch a visually impressive 23-minute Y: The Last Man fan film

The film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's chromosomal apocalypse comic book Y: The Last Man has lingered in development hell for years, but that didn't dissuade filmmaker Christian Cardona from adapting the series out of a labor of love. He's condensed the story of the weeniest (cue cymbal crash) last… » 7/11/12 2:10pm 7/11/12 2:10pm

A protein that could destroy all men on Earth

We may be headed for an all-female future civilization. For one simple reason: Women have two X chromosomes, while men have only one. For the most part, this isn't a problem. But now it seems that this genetic setup could lead to a scenario where the elimination of one key protein could wipe out all men on the… » 3/03/11 7:00am 3/03/11 7:00am