Kate Beaton's New Book Is About a Warrior Princess and Her Farting Pony

We love Kate Beaton’s comics, whether she’s spoofing Canadian history, sexifying Batman, or recalling her time working at a mining site. Now she’s coming out with a picture book about a young warrior princess who longs for a noble steed — and instead gets a short, pudgy, and rather flatulent pony.
» 6/29/15 9:30am Monday 9:30am

Come With Me If You Want To See Some Insane Terminator Concept Art!

One of the things we’ve always wanted from a Terminator movie is a longer, more insane look at the future war between humans and Skynet. And now, it looks like it’s on. Check out some exclusive concept art of the weapons of the future war for survival — including the Violet Cleaver and the Reaper.
» 6/22/15 9:47am 6/22/15 9:47am

Behold The Psychedelic Glory Of Jack Kirby's Argo Art, In Color At Last

Last month, Heavy Metal magazine announced it would be bringing color versions of Jack Kirby’s iconic Lord of Light (and later Operation Argo) art to print the very first time. Before that happens though, io9 is proud to reveal some of the images — as well as how you can get your hands on prints of it at SDCC this… » 6/19/15 2:24pm 6/19/15 2:24pm

A Before-And-After Look At How Sharlto Copley Became The Robot Chappie

Chappie, the childlike super-genius robot, is the best thing about Chappie, the movie. And a large part of that is due to Sharlto Copley’s insane performance, done via motion capture. We’ve got an exclusive clip from the movie’s DVD featurettes that shows how Copley created the character. » 6/12/15 11:45am 6/12/15 11:45am

Jurassic World Director Talks About That Infamous Running-In-Heels Scene

Jurassic World, out tomorrow, is getting praise for its awesome dinosaur action. But it’s also getting a lot of criticism for its characters, especially the way it handles Bryce Dallas Howard. We talked to director Colin Trevorrow about how to make a monster movie in the Age of Sharktopus.
» 6/11/15 2:28pm 6/11/15 2:28pm

How The BBC Brought The "Unfilmable" Strange & Norrell To TV

The much-anticipated adaptation of Susannah Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is finally coming to US shores this weekend. But how hard was it to bring this Regency world of magic and moral ambiguity to television? We sat down with series writer Peter Harness to learn more about making Strange & Norrell. » 6/10/15 8:00am 6/10/15 8:00am

The Future Is Here! First Look At Tor.com's Brand New Novellas!

Tor.com has been publishing short fiction on its website for years, but now Tor’s online publisher is moving into books in a big way, with short novels. And we’ve got the first look at their four launch titles. Nnedi Okorafor goes into space! Paul Cornell writes witches! And more! Check out the covers and synopses… » 6/08/15 11:37am 6/08/15 11:37am

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 5/26/15 12:00pm

Brighten Your Day By Watching John Rhys-Davies Invent A Time Camera

Any day where you get to see John Rhys-Davies (Sliders, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones) do his thing is already a good day. So here’s a deleted scene from the new movie Time Lapse, which is coming out on VOD, iTunes and select theaters on Friday, in which the man himself creates a camera that sees the future. » 5/13/15 11:50am 5/13/15 11:50am

How To Make Black Widow Truly Awesome, According To Richard K. Morgan

Black Widow’s rise to badassery arguably began in 2004, when Richard K. Morgan wrote a miniseries that revamped her backstory and gave her a much stronger inner life. And now that we’re all talking about Black Widow in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Morgan has some thoughts about how to achieve her full… » 5/08/15 12:07pm 5/08/15 12:07pm