I’ll tell you why: Because the world is a sad, cruel place. But at least Marvel is willing to offer us a look at what might have been, in their series of Gwen-themed variant comic covers. Agwengers, Assemble!
And here we thought that color-changing ferrofluid was as unique as that magical magnetic liquid could get. But our eyes have been opened to a whole new world of possibilities now that ThinkGeek is stocking a bottle of ferrofluid that looks like it's filled with liquid gold, ready to morph, spike, and dance at your…
In the movies, Magneto has spent as much time out of costume as in it. But there was a time when comic readers only saw Magneto's face from behind his helmet. Here's the story of how readers finally got to see the man behind the mask — plus the original pencil drawings of the reveal!
Colin Furze, the guy who built fully automatic Wolverine claws, has now turned his attention to Magneto's power and made a pair of magnetic shoes. I was hoping that he found some way to make metal things levitate waving his hand, but this is still really cool.
Honor Harrington: Officer in the Royal Manticoran Navy of the 401st century, tactical genius, and star of 13 best-selling scifi/military books by David Weber. Now Honor comes to conquer comics with help from Image and Top Cow. (Read our exclusive interview with Weber.) But Honor's tale isn't the only scifi epic in…
To clarify, it's the new outfit of the young Magneto, as revealed in Entertainment Weekly. While the chest armor looks a bit Batman-ish, it's still a nice mix of Magneto's comics outfit combined with the costume Ian McKellen wore in the original X-Men movies. Plus I think the dark purple is very nice. What do you…
This past January at SIHH, Omega announced that it had created the world's first anti-magnetic watch movement that's resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 Gauss. Previously both Rolex and IWC were the only other watch manufacturers with anti-magnetic time pieces. But Omega's new Seamaster Aqua Terra (calibre…
Audiences tend to laud iconic scoundrels for one or two particularly nefarious capers. For example, everybody relishes Darth Vader's misbehavior in The Empire Strikes Back, but nobody remembers when he tried to out-scheme Princess Leia out of obtaining a bank loan. Here's a half-dozen memorable times your favorite bad…
Wile E. Coyote finally learned what Jabba the Hutt figured out decades ago: when you want to capture a slippery character, you put a bounty on his head. Boba Fett should watch out, though; the next magical hole the Road Runner paints might lead straight into a sarlacc's stomach.
Some Frankenstein yeast cells had part of their own DNA removed and some human cell tissue put in. Why did this happen? So they could be so stuffed full of iron that they're super-magnetized and moved with magnets. Are us mere mortals far behind?
Move over Luxo. Giulio Iacchetti has designed an incredibly flexible table and floor lamp that would put Pixar's mascot to shame. And like anything awesome, the Magneto's capabilities come from the power of magnets.
We've been enjoying the heck out of Kevin Wada and Max Wittert's X-Men clothing line (previously: 1, 2) — these drawings transform Marvel Comics' strangest superteam into a collective of blasé performance artists who blow Xavier's endowment on smart drinks imported from the farthest reaches of the Shi'ar Empire.
We've seen kaiju inserted into yard sale paintings and vampiric 1800s facsimiles of Nicolas Cage. In the spirit of such portraiture comes Alex Gross' series of science fiction cabinet cards, in which he takes poor dead bastards who kicked it 100+ years ago and repaints them as pop icons. Gross will be presenting a new…
Until laser pistols are invented — or trebuchets come back in fashion — bullets will remain the uncreative weapon of choice for individuals in regrettable situations everywhere.
What do the X-Men and Lady Gaga have in common besides extravagant fashion tastes? As Magneto notes in this X-Men: The First Class-inspired song parody, they were both "Born This Way." [via Neatorama]
Superheroes don't always toss bad guys in the pokey. No, sometimes they turn them into babies and candles or torture them with quiescently frozen confections. Here are 10 times superheroes engaged in some weird justice.
In the incredibly strange scene from the 1978 cartoon series The New Fantastic Four, Reed Richards bests Magneto with his secret weapon...the wooden gun. Who knew Reed Richards was such an avid hobbyist? Who knew Magneto was such a weenie?
X-Men: First Class producer/former X-director Bryan Singer recently revealed that First Class takes place in the 1960s and has a pulpy Silver Age feel. And y'know what? I think this might be the thing that makes the X-franchise weird again.
In 1997, X-Men: The Ravages Of Apocalypse hit stores. The game was a Marvel-sanctioned total conversion of the bloody first-person shooter Quake. You played as a cyborg Magneto built to kill Apocalypse's army of X-Men clones. Eat rocket launcher, bub!
Michael Fassbender is playing a major Marvel villain - but will it be young Magneto in X-Men: First Class or the baddie in the Spider-Man reboot? And which Spidey nemesis will it be?