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…
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.
During the fall, winter and spring, Gareth Wishart works at an environmental NGO in Washington, DC. During the summer, he's a hunting guide on Alaska's Seward Peninsula. This is the story of one of his kills. — Ed.
Ben Affleck's 2012 film Argo was based on a real CIA mission to rescue six US diplomats from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis, but some events were changed for the sake of narrative and drama. In a series of tweets, the CIA offers its own account of what's fact and what's movie fiction.
Need to haul a 1,300lbs bull moose off the Alaskan tundra? You're going to need an Argo. The world's only eight-wheel-drive, amphibious ATV can literally go anywhere.
Ben Affleck has called in his greatest asset to save the Batman Vs. Superman script.
We're not judging or anything, but yeah — if you're not watching Warehouse 13, then your soul is probably in mid-decay. And you're part of why we can't have nice things. Tonight's midseason opener is a pretty good jumping-on point for all things Warehouse, too. Plus check out our guide to all the rest of the week's…
Ben Affleck's hit movie Argo owes everything to a movie called Lord of Light, an adaptation of a Roger Zelazny novel. Lord of Light sat in development hell until CIA operative Tony Mendez renamed it Argo and used this insane scifi movie as a cover story to smuggle 6 Americans home from Iran.
Ben Affleck's nearly perfect new movie Argo plays with contrasts quite a lot. Again and again, the fake space opera film that the CIA is creating in Affleck's film is juxtaposed with depressing real-life events, like the Iranian hostage crisis and America's Carter-era malaise. Affleck takes the then-brand new myth of …
In Argo, which opens tomorrow, Ben Affleck reconstructs the real-life story of how a CIA operative created a fake science fiction movie to get some diplomats out of Iran. But that's not the only science fiction movie in history that turned out to be a hoax, or a scam. Or a tax shelter.
There are just four months and change left to 2012 — and even if we don't get destroyed by a solar Maya neutrino asteroid, we'll still end the year with a bang. The final third of 2012 is going to be an exciting time to be a science fiction and fantasy lover — with tons of brilliant movies, must-watch television, plus…
In 1979, 66 Americans were taken hostage when the US embassy was attacked in Tehran, for 444 days. But six American diplomats avoided capture, and were later smuggled out of the country thanks to a fake science fiction movie called Argo and the help of legendary makeup artists John Chambers (Star Trek, Planet of the…
ThinkSecret has been scouring the globe for news and information about Microsoft's iPod killer, Zune. During a casual read of their latest information post, I noticed a little sentence that got me all hot and flustered.
More Zune news courtesy of various people in various places of product development. This time our tipster says the Zune is only the flagship product of a new line of portable devices. Think the iPod Video in relation to the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle. Important, but not the only kid on the block.
Our inboxes are on fire with brand new information about the new Microsoft MP3 player. We thought the player was code-named "Argo", but we now got word that the final product name that's been flying around is the "Zune"!