What's Behind Marvel's Campaign To Remove The X-Men From Merchandising?

It’s not too surprising that Marvel and Fox are engaged in a little “secret war” of their own, over the licensing of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. But as Fox presses forward with movies based on both properties, that war is slowly becoming public. Here’s a guide to how Marvel is trying to erase two of its biggest… » 5/28/15 1:19pm Today 1:19pm

The Surprising Connection Between George R.R. Martin And Frank Miller

About 30 years ago, both superhero comics and fantasy novels went through a startling narrative transformation. In comics, narrative captions replaced thought balloons. In books, authors started writing “tight” third person narrative, instead of “omniscient” or first person. Why did this happen?
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Cyborg's New Comic Look Is Basically Terminator Genisys' New Terminator

DC heroes and villains alike are ditching their old wardrobes for snazzy new threads ahead of the company’s new post-Convergence wave of comics releasing next month. Cyborg is the newest character to have a makeover — one that looks uncannily that slick new Terminator from Terminator Genisys. » 5/27/15 8:00am Yesterday 8:00am

A Strange Event Links Doctors Together In This Doctor Who Comic Preview

In August, Titan Comics will bring their three ongoing Doctor Who series together for a massive multi-Doctor adventure — and now you can see what brings John Hurt’s War Doctor into the fray alongside his Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth incarnations in this exclusive preview of the first issue! » 5/26/15 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

DC and Star Wars: Two Very Different Approaches To Sprawling Backstories

Massive continuities are a blessing and a curse for the epic franchises that dominate popular culture. There’s a rich lore to draw on, but how do you keep the complicated backstories understandable to newcomers? DC Comics and Star Wars have taken very different approaches, that illuminate the importance of the past in… » 5/26/15 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

See Jack Kirby's Incredible Argo Art In Color For The First Time

Comics legend Jack Kirby is responsible for some of the most iconic comic book creations of all time, and some of it helped to smuggle six Americans out of Iran as part of Operation Argo. Now you’ll finally get a chance to see this artwork in color for the first time, courtesy of Heavy Metal’s August issue. » 5/25/15 9:30am Monday 9:30am

Which Superpower Would Make Someone Basically Unstoppable?

Fantasy and science fiction stories are full of people who have incredible powers — and yet, they’re not just ruling over the rest of humanity, or luxuriating in untold wealth and luxury. Which superpower would make someone basically an unstoppable ubermensch if you took it to its logical conclusion? » 5/20/15 2:48pm 5/20/15 2:48pm

Even Lex Luthor Is Getting A New Look In DC Comics

It’s not just DC’s superheroes that are getting makeovers in the new post-Convergence comic books, dubbed “DC You”; the villains are too! Just as rumors have begun to swirl that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will don his iconic green and purple powersuit in Batman v Superman, the comic Lex is upgrading to look that’s a… » 5/20/15 2:30pm 5/20/15 2:30pm

A Webcomic About A Disgruntled Mars Researcher You Need To Start Reading

Der-shing Helmer, creator of The Meek, is back with a new webcomic, and it’s set on Mars. In Mare Internum, an entomologist arrives at an isolated Mars research station just as another researcher has been fired. But before he departs, these two scientists will learn a great deal about each other’s troubles.
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8 D-List Characters Who Tried And Failed To Replace A-List Superheroes

With a woman taking on the mantle of Thor and a new, heavily armored Batman in Gotham, the idea of a “replacement hero” — where a new character is introduced to take up a legacy hero’s name — is back in style. But more often than not, these shake-ups don’t workout. Here’s eight of the weirdest and worst replacements. » 5/20/15 10:00am 5/20/15 10:00am

Douglas Adams' Holistic Detective Comes To Comics For The First Time!

Sure, the Marvel comics universe might be exploding in this week’s batch of Secret Wars comics, but Dirk Gently himself is heading off on comic book adventures in this week’s releases — and so does Mad Max: Fury Road! Come check them out, and more, in this week’s guide to the coolest new comics. » 5/19/15 2:20pm 5/19/15 2:20pm