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This Week, Bruce Timm Tells the Tale of His Badass New Wonder Woman

It’s a quiet week for new releases in comics, but nothing really is quiet when you get DC animation maestro Bruce Timm giving us his take on New God Bekka as Wonder Woman. Joining Wonder Woman in this week’s new series? Why, satanic rock bands, metaphysical crime tales, a Red Sonja/Conan team up, and more! » 8/04/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Marvel's Civil War Comic Tie-In Will Adapt Iron Man 3 and Winter Soldier

So, a comic book adaptation of a comic book movie adapting a comic book storyline of the same name is actually going to adapt two different comic book movies instead, one of which was another comic book movie adaptation of a different comic book storyline of the same name. I’m frowning so hard my head hurts. » 8/03/15 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

Which Children's Series Do You Have to Be an Adult to Appreciate Fully?

Everybody can name lots of stories aimed at kids that adults can also appreciate. But sometimes it goes further than that, and you get kids’ series that only adults can get a full appreciation of. Which TV show, comic, movie, book or other thing aimed at kids really can only be fully appreciated by adults? » 8/03/15 1:27pm Yesterday 1:27pm

10 Examples of Comics Art So Good, They Don't Need Words to Tell a Story

Comics are a visual medium—but most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. Once in a while, though, a series, a single issue, or even one great scene in a comic will forgo text, or keep it at a minimum, to tell a gorgeous story with just images. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that don’t need words to… » 8/03/15 11:23am Yesterday 11:23am

Selina Kyle is a Brilliantly Complex Character When She's Not Catwoman

When Catwoman #35 kicked off a new story arc for Selina Kyle—written by frequent io9 contributor Genevieve Valentine—many fans bristled at the thought of taking Selina Kyle and placing her as role of a mob boss. But not only does it work, it turns Selina, and eventually Catwoman, into one of DC’s best current… » 7/31/15 2:10pm Friday 2:10pm

Spider-Gwen Comic Can't Create New Characters Because Of Sony—Or Can It?

There’s been plenty talk of how Marvel’s movies influence their comics—but the story took a seemingly strange twist today following alleged comments from Spider-Gwen artist Robbi Rodriguez claiming the comic can’t create new characters, otherwise Sony would have “first crack” at adapting them for the big screen. » 7/31/15 1:20pm Friday 1:20pm

This Week's Star Wars Comic Gives Us A Badass Old Ben Kenobi

Back in the days of the prequels, Obi-Wan Kenobi could flip around and swing his lightsaber everywhere like any other action hero—while Ben Kenobi was a much subdued Jedi. That is, until this week’s issue of Marvel’s Star Wars, which gives us an Old Ben who can do a lot more than silly wooping noises. » 7/30/15 3:00pm Thursday 3:00pm

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars Is Still The Best, Silliest Marvel Tribute

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars might just be the best thing to come from Marvel’s ongoing Secret Wars event. It’s not only filled with brilliant deep cuts for the classic ‘80s comic crossover, but it’s irreverently funny—and this week, it takes on the most iconic moment from the original event.… » 7/30/15 11:40am Thursday 11:40am

In This Week's Comics: A Story About A Shrinking Man That's Not Ant-Man

Sure, Hank Pym and Scott Lang make all that shrinking look fun, but as you can see in this week’s adaptation of the Richard Matheson classic The Shrinking Man, it can be pretty petrifying. But that’s not all in this week’s new comics—Bruce Timm writes Superman! Hacktivists! Zombie Soldiers! And more! » 7/28/15 2:20pm 7/28/15 2:20pm

In DC's Bombshells, Batwoman Messes Up Batman's Origin in the Best Way

When DC announced that their series of World War II, pin-up style takes on their cadre of female heroes was getting a comic, we couldn’t wait to see some of comic’s coolest ladies swing into action—and now we’ve got a taste of just how great it is with a new, Batman-filled preview. Well, sort of Batman-filled.… » 7/28/15 9:00am 7/28/15 9:00am

Which Writer Deserves More Credit For Revolutionizing SF and Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy don’t lack for heroes, especially among the writers who’ve helped to shape them. We all celebrate people like Joss Whedon, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin. But which writers deserve way more credit for their roles in revolutionizing science fiction or fantasy? » 7/23/15 2:46pm 7/23/15 2:46pm

This Secret Wars Cover Hides An Even More Secretive Superman Cameo

Marvel’s Secret Wars event is all about exploring the different shards of the Marvel universe... the ones that are left, that is. Some of those shards even recall the times Marvel’s heroes crossed over with those of the DC Multiverse, which means Alex Ross got to sneak in one tiny encounter on this awesome cover. » 7/23/15 1:20pm 7/23/15 1:20pm

DC Finally Reveals What's Going On With Its Post-Convergence Comics

The climax of DC’s recent comic book event Convergence confirmed one thing—the return of DC’s long-established comic book multiverse, once cut off by 2011’s “New 52” reboot, leaving readers with a billion questions. Now the company has answered a few of those and made its new continuity a little clearer... sort of.… » 7/23/15 9:20am 7/23/15 9:20am

The Thunderbolts Prove the Best Superheroes Are Actually Villains

Quick, tell me what the Justice League is about. What’s that you’re mumbling, something about saving people or fighting evil? Sure, but beyond that, most team comics don’t have a very strong overall theme. That’s not true of the Thunderbolts, Marvel’s pre-eminent team of supervillains pretending to be superheroes » 7/23/15 8:10am 7/23/15 8:10am

Even DC's Comic Book Figures Are Getting On The Batman v Superman Trend

Next year will be a pretty big year for DC, as Batman v Superman marks their first tentative foray into a new cinematic universe. That means merchandise out the wazoo—and not just movie stuff. DC collectibles would like to remind you where the movie all started, with two figures from The Dark Knight Returns. » 7/22/15 1:00am 7/22/15 1:00am