Ten Science Stories That Changed Our Decade

There is no doubt that science has become more like science fiction in the past decade, with amazing innovations and discoveries that increased our understanding of the universe. We list ten of the biggest science stories from the past decade. » 12/18/09 5:30pm 12/18/09 5:30pm

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

Y: The Last Man

In a decade full of longform series with a high concept mystery at their core (See also the recommended Wasteland and Resurrection, as well as Vaughan's own Ex Machina), Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Y: The Last Man stood out, in part because of the boldness of its high concept (What if all the men in the world -… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

We3

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

Scott Pilgrim

To those who say Scott Pilgrim isn't science fiction, we say: Robotic arms, power-ups, subspace doorways and seriously, just stop talking already. Bryan Lee O'Malley's series about someone fighting (seven evil ex-boyfriends) for true love and the growing up that brings with it has proven itself to be an… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

Pluto

One of our 5 Comics You're Not Reading But Should Be, Pluto stands out as a perfect example of how to reboot and resurrect old franchises in a decade full of attempts. But even those unfamiliar with the original Astro Boy will find themselves drawn into Naoki Urasawa's robot murder mystery. Unconcerned with repeating… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

Planetes

Imagine the working class cynicism of Ridley Scott's Alien mixed with the grace and understated realism and existential angst of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and you're close to imagining Makoto Yukimura's masterful Planetes. Following the crew of the Toybox, a ship floating in space to ensure a lack of… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

Laika

We'll admit it; we're suckers for a good dog story. Old Yeller gets us everytime, and we'll at least consider Turner and Hooch everytime it's on television. Okay, maybe not that last one. But Nick Abadzis' Laika would impress even if we hated all animals and had hearts of stone. A fictionalized biography of the first… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

Casanova

Matt Fraction, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon's dimension-jumping, incestuous spy-fi series was a weird one: Self-conscious, self-referential and often self-mocking, there was nonetheless something about it than nonetheless worked and seemed curiously, wonderfully refreshing at a time when mainstream comics were more… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

Black Hole

If there was a better sci-fi/horror as metaphor for the human condition story than Charles Burns' Black Hole in the last decade, then we'd like to see it. Part AIDS-metaphor, part allegory for adolescent paranoia and leaving childhood things behind, it also works on a more straight-forward, "Subtext? What subtext?"… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

All Star Superman

The first of two appearances for the creative team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely on the list (If we hadn't stopped ourselves from adding New X-Men, The Filthand the final issues of The Invisibles, Morrison would've ended up dominating the list - Suffice to say, he's had a pretty good decade), All Star Superman » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

100%

We've written a lot about Paul Pope's urban sprawl fiction, but with good reason: Not only is it touching, sexy and honest in its portrayal of life in a future metropolis, it's also one of the more beautiful science fiction comics we've seen. That's beautiful in both writing - 100% is as gentle and kind to some of its… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm