Postal Apocalypse: What Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe Look Like After Avengers 4?

So immediately upon re-opening up the mailbag last week, I got sick. Turns out maybe you shouldn’t leave a bag in an irradiated wasteland for a year and then immediately start sticking your hand in there. But no matter! This week: How to protect your budding nerd children, a Star Trek special effects dilemma, and the…

Cyclops' Best Design Gets a Great Figure, and More Xcellent Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the best toys we’ve seen that are currently trying to swipe our hard-earned wages (earned by writing about toys, of course). This week: Tyrion Lannister gets the booze-wielding figure he deserves, Funko gets overtly muscular with retro Thundercats figures, and more!

Marvel's Making One of Its Most Racially-Problematic Characters Even More Complicated

Psylocke is one of Marvel Comics’ most instantly-recognizable characters across a variety of media, in large part because of the character’s distinct aesthetic that artists have developed for her over the past 40 years or so. Now, though, the psychic hero is majorly reinventing herself for the first time in decades in…

Fox Shareholders Have Agreed to the Disney Deal, and the X-Men Are Coming Back to Marvel

Much like any major comic book crossover event, the Disney/Fox merger saga has been exhaustingly drawn out, narratively dubious and marked by a number of dramatic twists and turns, but after the long battle, a decision has been reached. Today, an overwhelming majority of Disney and 21st Century Fox’s shareholders…

Comcast Drops Its Bid to Buy Fox, Meaning There's Nothing Stopping the Disney Deal Now

Much in the same way that the Avengers and co. fought valiantly to stop Thanos from collecting all six Infinity Stones, Comcast has been desperately trying to block Disney’s substantial bid to acquire 21st Century Fox and all of that sweet comic book IP the studio’s been sitting on. Today, though, that valiant fight…

X-Men Gold's Big Wedding Surprise Is Going to Be Appropriately Messy and Dramatic

Whenever the X-Men get together for a celebration, it’s only a matter of time before things start exploding and emotions begin to run high. Unsurprisingly, that’s exactly what’s about to happen in this week’s X-Men: Gold—and a big Marvel reveal for tomorrow’s issue was just spoiled in The New York Times.

Updates on Wonder Woman 2, Star Trek: Discovery, and More

It: Chapter 2 casts another adult incarnation of the original cast. Kevin Feige is just waiting to hear when Marvel can finally use the X-Men and Fantastic Four again. Ram Bergman says it’s going to be a while before we hear about Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy. Plus, what’s to come on Westworld and Wynonna Earp.…