DC’s series of crossover comics pairing up members of the Justice League with classic Warner Bros. characters have been tributes to the good old days when comics and cartoons were lighthearted and grit-free. But in this week’s Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian crossover, things get deliciously dark.
Supergirl continues to find ways to tell compelling stories about people in costumes with other-worldly powers, without needing to turn dark, “gritty” and misanthropic. This flies in the face of everything we know about superheroes in the 21st century! Clearly, someone has not gotten the memo.
We live in a golden age of superhero television. Hits like The Flash, Agent Carter, Arrow, and Agents of SHIELD dominate our TV screens. We champion them for their ability to bring some of the most mind-melting comic book sagas to TV—but one show did it all before them, nearly a decade ago: Justice League Unlimited.
Courtesy of DC Comics, here's an exclusive first look at next week's issue of Stormwatch.
Artist Ulises Farinas imagines rebooting the DC continuity all the way back to the Year 1000, where the mad King Batman, the Woman of Wonders, and the Monk with a Green Lantern battle ancient trolls and wicked Knights Templar.
A few weeks ago, a group of io9 staffers (including yours truly) were engaging in some truly rarefied discourse — which science fiction characters
we'd like to bone would make the ultimate valentine. I don't remember which names were bandied about, but Man-E-Faces, Bib Fortuna, and Clarence Boddicker were (definitely…
At NYCC, the traditional DC Universe fan circus hosted by executive editor Dan DiDio was dominated by the recession, mouthy fans, a mistake that made DiDio take his seat — and a peek at what's coming up.
After last week's Smallville (in which Clark explained how he could control his supersonic orgasms), this week's episode - "Checkmate" - was a nice palate cleanser. It wasn't revolutionary, but where else can you see Pam Grier versus Martian Manhunter?
It's the ultimate loss - the destruction of your entire planet, and science fiction is full of characters who have had to live through this unimaginable tragedy. Warning! At least one truly massive spoiler ahead...
Secret identities. Do we really need them? More importantly, do superheroes? And how do they really work? (Do they?)
The B-team of the Justice League is all set to appear again in the new season of Smallville. Kelly Souders, a producer and writer for WB's superhero series confirmed the return of the Green Arrow, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman in the next season. So if this truly is an origins story and since Superman is…
The 1997 Justice League TV movie is like a tutorial on how not to do superheroes on film, from the stiff, I-can't-move costumes to the incredibly cheesy dialogue and acting. (Although I think the little documentary-interview segments are a neat idea, just horribly executed.) Here's the scene where our point-of-view…
The New Frontier DVD follows Hal Jordan from the Korean War to the Kennedy era, and he becomes Green Lantern along the way. Jordan and the Martian Manhunter are the stars of the new DVD film, according to the screenwriter. Putting "Silver Age" characters back into the 1950s and 1960s makes them seem less dated, and…
The Justice League movie will be ultra faithful to the comic book, reports the newest Entertainment Weekly. If anything, the new ensemble flick sounds like it may fall into the common trap of trying to shoehorn too many elements from the comics into one film.