The great thing about conventions is everyone has their own experience. For example, io9 did a tour of the Star Wars booth at New York Comic Con and certainly thought it was cool. But later in the weekend, some unsuspecting attendees got a much, much different experience.
Some concepts just grab you right away. Take this one: a family of demonologists operating during the Harlem Renaissance, with a creative team that includes the writer and artist from Marvel’s late, well-loved Power Man and Iron Fist series. You want to know more, right?
Batman’s undergone countless permutations in thousands of comics over the last eight years. Yet for all that storytelling, the actual politics of a Gotham City protected by an obsessed vigilante has been an under-explored notion—and it’s one Sean Murphy’s going right to the heart of in Batman: White Knight.
Last year, the biggest surprise from DC Comics’ radically re-invented Hanna-Barbera comic book series was The Flintstones title written by Mark Russell. It was filled with prehistoric hipsters, existential dread, and dark philosophical undertones. Russell has even more messed-up stuff in store for Fred, Wilma, and...…
As a kid, Vita Ayala grew up loving Wonder Woman comics. As an adult, they’ve gotten to write Diana of Themyscira twice. But Ayala isn’t content with just living the dream of working on a big corporate superhero. The New York City native is make comics that give voice to people without money, power or privilege.
Thanks to everyone who came out to last week’s annual io9 + Kotaku Cosplay Ball during New York Comic Con! It was packed with great cosplayers—to the point that not everyone who showed up could get in (to be fair, we throw a hell of a party). Luckily, we have a massive gallery of those well-dressed souls who attended…
The very last shot of last season’s The Magicians showed the fairies arriving to Fillory in force to take over the kingdom. It looked like war was on the horizon. But it turns out, it’s more like a silent coup, as our favorite stylish monarchs will have to play a clever game of “fairies totally aren’t telling us what…
It’s been less than a year since DC’s Rebirth pulled Wally West—the first one, that is—out of the speedforce and back into the world of DC Comics, his memory of the old DC universe in tow. Now, he’s going to be thrust into a comics fan debate of old for a new storyline: Who’s the better speedster, Wally or Barry?
New York Comic Con 2017 may not have had as many spoilers and reveals as its San Diego counterpart, but it was bursting with epic cosplay, including Pickle Ricks, Itachi Uchida fighting Wonder Woman, and a giant oceanic gown. Check out io9's video montage of the best and brightest from this year’s event.
Constantine is coming back the CW, a bit more two-dimensional than the last time we saw him on Arrow, through a new animated series. And if you were dying for more of Matt Ryan in action as the sarcastic spell-slinging demon hunter, then this preview should be more than enough to whet your appetite.
At New York Comic Con, Fox released the very first look at the eleventh season of The X-Files, due on our screens next year. They’ve only filmed five of the ten new episodes, so we know that only those episodes must be included. Which means there’s a lot going on in the beginning of the season.
Amazon is really looking to makes Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, its upcoming scifi anthology series, more cinematic than episodic. At “The World of Philip K. Dick” panel at New York Comic Con (which covered both Electric Dreams and The Man in the High Castle), the producers emphasized how the show is far more like…
At the Star Trek: Discovery panel at New York Comic Con, a fan in the audience asked about the look of the Klingons, which the person asking the question described as being the most “African” they’ve ever looked. And to make them the villains can feel alienating.
After ending a spectacular season four—which included Ghost Rider, Life Model Decoys, and the Framework—Agents of SHIELD will be back for a two-hour premiere on December 1.
Talking at New York Comic-Con, Scott Snyder said that Grant Morrison once advised him to give his superheroes “a birth and a death.” So for the upcoming Batman: Last Knight, Snyder is working to give his Batman an ending. And it sounds like a doozy.
Amazon already has a Philip K. Dick show in its adaptation of Man in the High Castle, which is headed into its third season. But Amazon also has an anthology series based on Dick’s work coming up, called Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. And the executive producers feel like they could adapt the same story more than…
Marvel has ended its comics partnership with defense contractor Northrop Grumman, having previously cancelled Saturday’s New York Comic Con announcement event, after facing criticism for seemingly promoting war profiteering.
This is no surprise, because Dawson’s music of choice for accompanying the Phasma novel is a heady mix of Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars. What’s not to love about that?
I’ll admit, I went into the New York Comic Con premiere of Once Upon a Time’s seventh season hoping for little and expecting even less. But much to my surprise, the new story is good. It’s dynamic and interesting, with actors who are giving their all to a different twist on a familiar tale. The only problem is that…
At the Lucasfilm Publishing panel at New York Comic Con, Timothy Zahn announced that the sequel to his bestselling Thrawn novel will arrive next summer and will be called Thrawn: Alliances. Also, a certain Dark Lord of the Sith will be stopping by.