You might have noticed over the last few months that IDW has been picking up more Hasbro franchises to turn into comic books, as ROM, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, and more have joined the ranks of Transformers and G.I. Joe. But later this year, they’re all being mashed together into one universe. Just like the movies!
Remember those crazy plans to bring a bunch of Hasbro toy properties like G.I. Joe, Micronauts, and Rom into one hot, trendy cinematic universe? Well, those plans just took a huge step forward with the creation of a writers room that is filled with an absurd amount of talent for a movie franchise based around a bunch…
We’ve known for a while that cult classic ROM: Spaceknight was being revived this year, now at IDW rather than Marvel. But now we’ve got the details on Rom’s return, straight from writers Chris Ryall and Christos Gage—as well as a gallery of awesome variant covers for the first issue, making their debut on io9!
Please add G.I. Joe to the list of live-action franchises that Hollywood is determined to turn into a cinematic universe, hoping to replicate the success (or at least the ticket sales) of Marvel’s movie output. The twist is that the plan is for this G.I. Joe-verse to include several other Hasbro action figure lines,…
If you saw the new comics coming your way next May for Free Comic Book Day 2016 earlier, you might have noticed someone familiar among the special issues: the classic sci-fi hero ROM. Because yes, the Spaceknight is back—but not at Marvel.
ROM: Spaceknight was designed as a toy, and Marvel’s comic about it was supposed to be a throwaway marketing gimmick. But writer Bill Mantlo created a space opera about duty and sacrifice, made ROM fall in love with a human, took him on fantastic pulp adventures — and made something that far outlasted the crappy toy.
Ask 100 people what Rom is. Chances are 60 will have no clue, 39 will quickly say "read-only memory," and then one extremely nerdy person will excitedly scream "Spaceknight!"
Who would have predicted that Barnes and Noble's new Nook Tablet would be rooted? Oh, everyone? Well, it still happened, and that's good news for modders who are looking forward to hacking the bejeezus out of these low-cost tablets.
HTC finally gets it. The Taiwanese company will no longer lock the bootloaders on its Android devices. Rooting and flashing will be available to all. This news comes straight from CEO Peter Chou who made the following statement,
For some reason or another, Motorola really doesn't want Droid X owners downloading a leaked Froyo ROM before the Android update officially launches. Hence, the cease-and-desist letters that are being sent out by the company's director of information security.
There definitely won't be an official Android version of HTC's WinMo-running HD2, but the chaps at HTC Linux have finally released an Android 2.1 build for the WinMo-running largescreen, with a fully-working touchscreen.
After hacking the first-gen iPhone to run Android, David Wang has uploaded a video proving he can do the same magic trick with the iPhone 3G. What's the bet he'll try his hand on the iPhone 3GS next?
That luscious HTC HD2, the near-perfect mobile that had it going on in all the right places, save the WinMo 6.5 OS, is seen here doing the impossible: Running a Windows Phone 7 Series ROM. Updated.
Even more impressive than the Droid's quick rooting, the Nexus One has been conquered from the inside before Google has even officially announced it.
Psst, Droid owners. Here's how to hack Android 2.1 onto your happy little Motorola friend.
A ROM update from Hong Kong for the HTC Touch Diamond released yesterday adds some fantastic functionality such as the use of the 850MHz GSM band (used by AT&T here in the US) and the improved TouchFLO 3D performance. (For the record, the performance update is great.) There are also a few bug fixes like the "no signal…