The Team Behind Batman: Damned Say They're Going to Fuck With the Dark Knight’s Head

In the next few months, DC Comics will launch its new prestige imprint DC Black Label. The publisher is going to be kicking it off in grand fashion with Batman: Damned, which reunites the iconoclastic team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo, the same creatives behind 2009’s arresting Joker graphic novel.

It Took an Entire Year to Figure Out Into the Spider-Verse's Unique Style

It’s no secret that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse looks unlike every other Spider-Man movie that’s come before it. In fact, it looks different from most animated movies that have come before it, too. For the directors, it was important to create a unique, comic book-inspired visual style for Sony’s big screen…

The Director of Venom Explains How the Film Gets Around Spider-Man

When comic book fans think “Venom,” they automatically think “Spider-Man.” That’s not just because Venom is one of Spider-Man’s most famous villains, it’s also because his comic book origins are tied directly to those of Spider-Man. However, in Sony’s upcoming movie Venom, the villain is on his own—and we asked the…

M. Night Shyamalan on the Philosophical Conflict at the Heart of Glass

Within the span of just a few films, M. Night Shyamalan went from being thought of as one of the most innovative and promising directors in Hollywood to being derided for movies like Lady in the Water and Avatar: The Last Airbender, which failed to capture audience’s imaginations. With his latest films Split and Glass…

History's Project Blue Book Let Me Slide Into Aliens' DMs

For a while, the History channel has focused its extraterrestrial coverage on that guy with weird hair who throws his hands into the sky and shouts: “Aliens!” Now, they’re getting into sci-fi, but sci-fi inspired by supposedly real UFO cases. We’re here to open up those case files—and see if aliens are interested in…

Famous Geek Props From Superman, Star Wars, and More Were on Full Display at Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is a lot of things, but a high-end multi-million dollar auction? Well, yeah, it’s that too! io9 visited the Prop Store booth at the big convention to learn about what kind of folks shell out thousands of dollars for their favorite franchise souvenirs, and how their business has kept one-of-a-kind…

We Chat With Blumhouse About Glass, Halloween, and Whether Purge Night Includes Copyright Law

Blumhouse Productions is everywhere right now. In addition to the successful The Purge series, which continues with a TV show this fall, the horror studio is breaking into Hollywood adaptations with the latest Halloween movie, and continuing M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable series with Glass. There’s a lot to talk…