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.
You have nothing better to do this Sunday than watch Syfy's attempt to reinvigorate The Phantom, one of the dorkiest superheroes of all time. Right? What if I tell you the villain tries to destroy the world using Flickr? Spoilers...
It's the summer season, and Sunday has become the new scifi destination this week. Witness the debut of a jumpsuit-less Phantom, more sanguinary weirdness from True Blood, the debut of The Gates, and new Ashes to Ashes and Doctor Who.
We've got spoilers galore for True Blood and Doctor Who. Posters and logos have surfaced for Captain America, Thor, Transformers 3, and The Green Hornet. Reports of Indy 5's existence were greatly exaggerated. Sorcerer's Apprentice gets a trailer. Spoiler overload!
Syfy's new Phantom trailer is out, debuting a younger and sassier Phantom than ever before. He's such a "rule breaker" that he even makes fun of the purple Phantom unitard. But can his keen fashion sense save this TV movie?
Learn why the Predators want Adrien Brody's company, and the possible villain of The Avengers. Fringe pics reveal a startling Walter Bishop makeover. Ron Moore promises Caprica explanations. Annabeth Gish joins FlashForward! Plus Doctor Who, Supernatural, Lost and The Phantom.
If you were explaining Hallowe'en to someone unfamiliar with the concept, don't use comic books as a visual aid. As these 50 covers show, All Hallow's Eve is apparently about pumpkins, cleavage and monsters. Then again, maybe they are right...
Syfy has released the trailer for their reboot of The Phantom, about the son of Kit Walker who takes up his father's mantle. This Phantom favors the city over the jungle and riot gear over spandex.
It was 20 years ago this week that Tim Burton's Batman was released, changing the face of summer blockbusters, superhero movies and even breakfast cereal forever (Okay, maybe not that last one). Perhaps it's time to relive some Batmania...?
As the cliche (doesn't) go: Where there's the box office smoke, there's going to be sequel fire, and Batman's box office breaking lead to three follow-ups that pretty much define that whole The Good, The Bad and The Ugly idea.
Arguably, Burton's movie didn't influence the comics directly as much as give them even more reason to pursue the dark, Frank Miller route they were already taking (Although 1992's "Destroyer" storyline recreated Gotham City using Anton Furst's production designs for the architecture of the movie, probably…
In the summer of 1989, you couldn't get away from Batman even if you tried. Kevin Smith put it best:
Even before Tim Burton took the director's chair of Batman in 1986, the movie seemed troubled, if not just outright unlikely to ever happen. A Batman movie had been in development since 1980, following the success of Richard Donner's Superman The Movie and Superman II, with various writers - including comic writer…
Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica star Tahmoh Penikett has landed another major science fiction role, this time in a TV-movie adaptation of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld, as the Syfy Channel attempts to replace, well…BSG, mostly.