Poor Rocko. After his star turn in the ‘90s, not much has really changed for the poor, beleagured wallaby. Still hanging out with his old friends. Still navigating the surreal messiness of contemporary existence. At least now, thanks to Boom! Studios, he’ll get to do it all in comic book form.
Len Wein, the comic book writer and editor who co-created DC’s Swamp Thing and edited Watchmen, has passed away.
After spending nearly 10 years in the TBD pile at Relativity Studios, the reboot of The Crow has been picked up by Sony Pictures. Does that mean we’ll ever see the damn thing get made? It certainly elevates the chances, at least a little bit.
In the 1990s, between The Rocketeer, The Shadow, and The Phantom, standalone, retro-styled comics films had a moment. Only one, however, featured Billy Zane galloping through the streets of New York City on horseback while wearing a skintight purple unitard. It’s hard to argue with anything so cheerfully corny.
Twitter began to buzz this weekend when reports circulated that comic books were banned from checked luggage leaving San Diego, Cali., the site of Comic-Con. While it’s true those claims were made, the Transportation Security Administration vehemently denies that they’re correct.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys we’ve seen all week. Although shiny San Diego Comic-Con exclusives might have already taken up most of this week’s toy news, there’s still a few more ways the world of action figures can drain your wallet.
Lots of people saw Wonder Woman this weekend, which means lots of people saw a very mysterious trailer that played in front of it. The trailer had some dialogue, the words “Ever Wonder?”, a woman dressed as a superhero, and a URL. So, what was it?
If The Hallway Scene rekindled your Darth Vader love affair, all four volumes of his new comic series are on sale on Kindle today. The first three volumes will only set you back $5 each, while the fourth is marked down to $10. Once you purchase, you’ll be able to read them on basically any device via Comixology.
Citizens of the world, I say to you: get hype! The new Tick TV show starring Peter Serafinowicz starts airing on Amazon Prime this summer.
I’d been waiting years for my daughter to show an organic interest in superheroes, video games, and the other stuff I write about as a professional nerd. It’s happening, at long last... but it’s taking us to some unexpectedly poignant places.
Just picture it: You’re chilling at the comic book shop, picking up some new releases, maybe getting ready to head to the counter to buy them. Then...GIANT SUV RIGHT IN YOUR FACE. Yet, despite the trauma, you don’t drop a single page. That’s the mark of a true hero.
Do the students at Ohio State University who play in the marching band actually go to class? Or do any studying? Because watching this amazing college football halftime show tribute to comic book heroes makes you assume the band must have to practice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to achieve this kind of insane…
The comic book industry spent years on the edge of irrelevance, struggling to find an audience after the boom of the 1990s ended. Nowadays, thanks in no small part to the surge in superhero movies, comic book distribution is higher than it’s been in decades.
Today at the TCA panel, CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller explained that moving Supergirl to the CW was a great move for them and the show. And that “If we heard the right superhero pitch, we would absolutely buy it.” Let’s help him find it.
The Joker is easily one of the best villains in film and TV (and obviously, comic book) history, but who is the best Joker? Jack Nicholson combined the mischievous campiness of the character with the deranged thirst for violence. Heath Ledger’s The Dark Knight Joker is somehow just as iconic as Nicholson and fit…
“I don’t like horror comics,” new kid in town Sam says in The Lost Boys when the weirdos he’s just met, the Frog Brothers, try to give him a book about vampires. The theme has come full circle now that The Lost Boys are getting a sequel in comic book form—featuring Sam and both Frogs—courtesy of Vertigo.
Superheroes have superpowers and exist in worlds where reality doesn’t exactly exist and have weird names and are totally not all the way human. But! A lot of them are actually based on real people. Which makes a lot of sense, since it was real people that invented our favorite characters and they took inspiration…
Iron Man is basically a death machine. A slick talking, charismatic death machine but a death machine nonetheless. Once Tony Stark straps on that suit of his, absolutely no one—people, aliens, other robots, whoever is nearby—is safe.
Even the nicest, most decent superheroes are cold blooded murderers. The nice ones just do it less than the psychopaths and make their kills with a much more cheery soundtrack. Take Captain America. Dude is all-American good guy as it gets and he’s racked up quite a kill count in his Marvel movies. How many? 14,089!…
Admittedly, it’s a little weird to do a history of Spider-Man in movies because they just told and re-told the origin story of the superhero within like a span of 10 years. But we all love Spider-Man so much that even though there’s not much history to go over, it’s still always fun to look back at the different…