The Most Essential Piece Of Writing Advice Ever, From Brian K. Vaughan

Author Brian K. Vaughan took over the Panel Syndicate Twitter feed yesterday to answer questions. He shared info on his past and upcoming projects (including a "Y for yes" on whether there's been movement on that Y: The Last Man adaptation!!), but he also dispensed a wise bit of writing advice. » 3/26/15 4:00pm 3/26/15 4:00pm

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

10 Comic Books That Would Make Excellent TV Shows

It's official: The most exciting new genre shows on network TV are based on comics. iZombie, Constantine, Flash, Gotham... But the networks are just scratching the surface of what's out there. Here are 10 comics that are crying out to become television shows right now. » 5/14/14 10:20am 5/14/14 10:20am

The Y: The Last Man movie might be dead, but that's a good thing

The beloved comic series centered around the only male left on Earth, Y: The Last Man, may not become a movie. This is great news. » 1/23/14 7:10am 1/23/14 7:10am

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

Y: The Last Man movie might actually get made!

The long awaited Y: The Last Man movie adaptation is as "close as it's ever been" to happening. Which fills us all with excitement and dread. Please be good. Please be good. » 6/17/13 10:59am 6/17/13 10:59am

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

Reports of the demise of Robopocalypse and FX's Powers may have been…

A Kickass star might face off against Godzilla. The Falcon actor Anthony Mackie talks up Captain America: The Winter Soldier. ABC could someday have its own Star Wars TV show. Plus photos for Catching Fire, The Host, and Jack the Giant Slayer! » 1/11/13 6:00am 1/11/13 6:00am

The Y: The Last Man movie is back on (for now)

New Line Cinema has finally hired a new director for its long-gestating movie adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's fabulous Vertigo comic Y: The Last Man. The bad news? The director has only professionally directed commercials. The good news? This particular commercial director is Dan Trachtenberg, who also made that… » 1/10/13 6:40am 1/10/13 6:40am

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

That Y: The Last Man movie is not dead yet

It's been so long since we've heard any news about the movie adaptation of the post-apocalyptic comic Y: The Last Man, we'd assumed it was dead. But now, Vulture is reporting from sources inside New Line Cinema the the studio is quite pleased with the latest draft from Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen… » 9/10/12 5:00pm 9/10/12 5:00pm

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

D.J. Caruso on Y: The Last Man — "You can't handle Yorick's story in…

We recently had the chance to talk with Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso about what happened with his film adaptation of Y: The Last Man. According to Caruso, the project stalled because he saw Y as a trilogy. » 11/22/10 11:28am 11/22/10 11:28am

Louis Leterrier pushing for a Y: The Last Man TV series

Brian K. Vaughan's comic book series about the very last man on the planet is just begging for a widescreen, action-packed adaptation. And Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier wants to pick up where DJ Caruso failed, but on television! » 11/10/10 2:31pm 11/10/10 2:31pm

Sam Raimi and Brian K. Vaughan co-creating a series about…

A documentary crew follows "working class heroes who exterminate alien threats in deep space." Smokers sounds like a dream TV series, even before you hear it's the brainchild of Brian K. Vaughan, co-produced by Sam Raimi. Too bad it's Fox. » 9/29/10 7:30am 9/29/10 7:30am

Updates on Transformers 3's robotic cast, meet the characters of The…

We know two of the Autobots that are in Transformers 3 - and one that really, really isn't. Tron Legacy's director will take us to the end of the world. The Star Wars TV show is a budgeter's nightmare. Spoilerzilla! » 8/06/10 6:00am 8/06/10 6:00am

Will Louis "Incredible Hulk" Leterrier Direct Y: The Last Man?

Last week, Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier mentioned he was on the shortlist for The Avengers. This week, it's been rumored Leterrier is considering another hot comic property: the film adaptation of Brian K Vaughan's Y: The Last Man. » 3/30/10 11:30am 3/30/10 11:30am

The 75 Books You Should Own For DC Comics' 75th Anniversary

2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever. Here're seventy-five you really should've read already. » 2/28/10 3:00pm 2/28/10 3:00pm