There’s a reason Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice went with that slightly wordy title. In addition to featuring a showdown between the two DC heavyweights, Zack Snyder’s film was largely created to help set up a bigger DC Extended Universe. How exactly did it do that? We’ve got you covered.
This is how Justice League #45, out today, begins. It’s a bit of an understatement.
Ever since the New 52 began in 2011, Geoff Johns has been teasing the arrival of a major addition to the world of DC’s New Gods: The daughter of Darkseid himself. And after four years of hints, she’s finally showing up.
Rumor has it Warner Bros. has dumped their Justice League script from Will Beall, and is starting over from scratch. Not great news.
After last week's mind-boggling "drunk Superman bachelor party" episode, Smallville came down to Earth with "Scion," the latest installment in the saga of Lex Luthor's hyper-aging clone (or as I call him, "Clex"). The thing is, Clex might not be willing to assume Lex's Machiavellian mantle. Genetics have a different…
In this cover by Jack Kirby, Darkseid's supposed to be lighting a stick of dynamite that will blow up in his foe's face. Thanks to a coloration error, the dynamite becomes something more illicit, but there's still blowing going on.
We only just learned Zack Snyder is directing the Superman reboot, and already the word is that General Zod is coming back as the villain. Seriously, we have to ask: where the hell are some new Superman villains?
At the last Smallville Comic-Con panel, the cast confirmed who would be Clark's antagonist this year, what new DC characters would cameo, and whether Clark would finally fly up, up, and away. Afterward, we interviewed the show's actors and writers.
New Era, the official hatter of Major League Baseball, produces a line of superhero-themed baseball caps. You can find hats featuring heroes like Batman, but wouldn't you rather have an awesomely ridiculous chapeau like "The Batzarro" or "The Rastafarian Darkseid?"
We watch their so-called "fiendish" schemes being defeated on a regular basis, but have you ever stopped to wonder whether life would be better if the bad guy won? Here're some villains we're rooting for... and why we're doing so.
It's a bold book about the end of the world, full of big ideas, epic events and beautiful art, and starring some of pop culture's biggest icons. So why does the hardcover collection of DC's Final Crisis disappoint?
Whether actual gods or just godlike, here are five comic book characters that it's probably better not to get on the bad side of. And if you'd like to worship them, that might help, too.
While we hope and pray that the rumor about Darkseid appearing in the next season of Smallville has no basis in truth whatsoever, the fact that the makers of the CW's most frustrating hour of television have already made Brainiac into a schoolteacher points towards it being real with the Source's very own flaming…
They're the core characters behind DC's summer extravaganza Final Crisis, but that doesn't mean that you necessarily know who Darkseid, Orion, Metron or any of the rest of the New Gods actually are. Before "evil wins" in the DC Universe, here's a quick primer to let you know just what a Fourth World actually is,…
Marvel's Secret Invasion may be the comic book getting all the press right now, but DC's Final Crisis is truly the big idea event comic of the year. At least, if the latest interview with writer Grant Morrison is anything to go by. A seven-part series involving all of the DC Universe and detailing what happens when…
If there was ever a contest for "most perfect new comic for io9 readers," Jonathan Hickman and JM Ringuet may have come up with a winner with their new series Transhuman. Add in a new anthology of SF and fantasy for kids, some collections of classic and... well, less than classic material and a new comic based on…