Guardians of the Galaxy isn't just one of the year's best movies. It's also a really interesting experiment with form — it blends hilarious comedy, utterly sincere classic-rock corniness, and massive hold-onto-yourself cosmic adventure. The result might make you look at classic adventures a new way. NO SPOILERS…
For decades, hobbyist and high priests controlled computing and the internet. The rise of the iPhone and the iPad—and those that followed—made computers' incredible power available to everyone, destroying entry barriers and causing an explosion of apps. Facebook buying the amazing Oculus may have the same effect,…
"Alejandro Jodorowsky's unbridled enthusiasm for the project doesn't seem to have waned in the thirty years since he began assembling what might be the greatest story never told on the silver screen," says Jordan Kushins in Gizmodo. I don't blame him—it would be so awesome.
Nicolas Delort's black-and-white airship roars onto the page in this piece inspired by the legendary artist Moebius.
Science fiction is the genre of ideas — but it's also given us some unforgettable pictures along the way. Every era in science fiction's history has shown us a new vision of the strange and futuristic, and one image can spawn a million reflections in your mind's eye.
What comic debuts are out this week? First off, we have James Stokoe's Godzilla Half-Century War, which looks ridiculously good — we did an extensive preview of it on io9 last week, so click away. Marvel is also publishing a new Gambit series, which will probably lack the torrid sexual volcanism of my own private Remy…
Today is an incredibly sad day for fans of comic books, concept art, and downright anything science fiction. Artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud, who provided some of the most stunning scifi and fantasy art ever to grace a page, has succumbed to illness at the age of 73.
Happy Valentine's Day, kiddos! For those of you who hate this 24-hour celebration of doilies and copulation, rejoice in the fact that absolutely nothing Valentine-themed is hitting the comic book stands tomorrow! Yay! Let's see what's in store for your hungry eyes.
A lot of nifty stuff is hitting the stores tomorrow, but let's just pause for a moment and reflect on the innate weirdness of Alex "Epic Realism" Ross painting Voltron. Goodness, that's bizarre. Not as weird as his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen/30 Rock mash-up, but still plum hilarious. On to the comics!
In the 1980s, animator Pascal Blais created a trailer for an animated adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jean "Moebius" Giraud's gonzo space opera The Incal. The project sadly never advanced beyond the trailer, but Pascal Blais Studios recently spruced up the footage for 2011 audiences. Moebius' hyper-detailed…
The webcomic Tozo: The Public Servant takes Hergé's visual style and transports it to a retrofuturistic universe where a murdered bureaucrat draws an earnest public servant-and his robot companion-into a web of political and religious conspiracies.
What screams holiday cheer more than Alan Moore penning Lovecraftian horror? Only a dozen shoggoths, writhing in a riptide of egg nog, intoxicated by their own tumescence. It's comic book Wednesday. Dig it.
What's in your comic book store this Wednesday? New adventures for Black Panther and Cade Skywalker and reprints of old gems from awesome artists like Moebius, Amanda Conner, and Stan Sakai. It's always comic book Wednesday somewhere.
Here are some gorgeous illustrations from the French science fiction compilation Club Du Livre D'Anticipation. Check out the works of Robert Heinlein and Philip K. Dick depicted by French artists like Moebius.
Have we gone multiverse crazy? Iain Banks' latest novel, Transition, is just the latest of a long line of sideways-traveling books, and this theme is more prevalent than ever. Here are some of my favorites, with spoilers and foul language.
One of the great science fiction films never made is Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune. In 1975, the playwright and director started work on an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s masterwork, which was to star the likes of Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, and Mick Jagger, use designs by H.R. Giger, and feature a soundtrack by Pink…