We’re inundated with comic book movies and TV shows these days. But for a decade now, we’ve been in the age of the “practical” hero look. And that was fine in the beginning, when everyone was worried about getting regular people to take this genre seriously. But we are far past that point now, and there are some…
It feels like we’ve spent the past few months looking at the same footage from the very first trailer for The Gifted, recut and regurgitated repeatedly since May. But now we finally have a fresh look at the series in the form of a newly released gallery of pictures from episode two, “rX.”
As everyone sits around and talks about the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes, Fox is quietly doing its own very cool superhero stuff. They’ve got Deadpool, X-Force, more X-Men movies but it seems like New Mutants may be the most surprising of the bunch.
It’s easy to forget that the current series of X-Men movies started with Matthew Vaughn. Six years ago, the Kick-Ass and Kingsman director made the reboot X-Men: First Class, and was getting ready to make its sequel before semi-mysteriously dropping out. And while Vaughn and others have previously dropped a few hints…
There are certain constants in the world of comic books that are so reliable and so predictable, you can damn near set your watch by them. Lying Cat will always catch you lying. Batman will always brood. Jean Grey will never stay too dead for too long. It’s about that time, folks. The Phoenix is coming back.
It’s been interesting to watch Bobby Drake unsteadily make his way through life as a newly-out gay man in Sina Grace’s Iceman series. He’s very much the same Iceman who’s been cracking wise with the X-Men since the ’60s, and yet he’s also a vastly different Bobby who’s grappling with a new sort of emotional struggle.
One of the best ways to get a strong sense of how tastes within the comic book industry have changed over the years is to simply look at the costumes that heroes and villains have worn over the years. Fashion, like all forms of art, is a living reflection of the times.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the latest plastic behemoths that are going to drain away all your spare change. This week, there’s a Justice League blowout, including our best look yet at the movie’s ferocious villain. Plus, a truly fabulous Magneto figure, and the world’s most impractical Thor…
James McAvoy is once again bare-headed for his upcoming role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, his fourth X-Men film. Unlike Patrick Stewart, who’s always big, bald, and beautiful, McAvoy is getting fed up with the look.
The process of coming out is one that LGBTQ people go through multiple times in their life—speaking to family, speaking to friends, speaking to co-workers, hell, speaking to complete and utter strangers, sometimes. In the world of comic books, out heroes have one other category... telling their fellow superheroes.
Comic-Con means toys: Not just the ones you line up a zillion hours for to get at the convention, but all the toys you discover that are on their way to threaten your savings account over the next few months. We’ve seen badass generals, giant robots, and even shapely butts so far, but now it’s Marvel’s turn!
Fox’s first X-Men movie paved the way for the current age of comic book movies that we’re living in. But after 17 years, 10 different movies, one soft, but significant reboot, and a high-concept television show, the live-action X-Men universe has gotten... complicated. But The Gifted executive producer Matt Nix has a…
Have you ever tried to explain the X-Men comics to a friend who doesn’t really read comic books? I mean, like all of their various adventures and plotlines and alternate timelines and deaths and resurrections? Of course not, that would be virtually impossible—and that’s exactly what Hip-Hop Family Tree creator Ed…
The cast and crew of Fox’s new show set somewhere in the X-Men cinematic/television universe descended upon Comic-Con today with one of the more impressive panels of the week so far and plenty of new information about the series.
There comes a point in every young mutant’s life after showing up at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning when they realize that becoming a member of the X-Men means there’s a good chance that, sooner or later, they’ll end up dead. And then they get better! (For some characters, this happens a lot.)
Think back to the last time you spent two years working on a project. Most of us find it hard to stay focused on a task for more than two hours, but graphic designer Scott Modrzynski dedicated himself to recreating every single character that ever appeared in the Uncanny X-Men comic book series.
Several of the X-Men movies have been made in Canada, so it seems fitting that with the latest one filming soon, the cast gets to meet the country’s leader.
As much as die-hard fans go to bat for Fox’s X-Men movie franchise, there’s a general consensus that the studio has largely missed the mark when it comes to translating certain characters’ comic book costume designs to the big screen. Sir Ian McKellan wants that to change.
It’s not a trick question. Based on various depictions of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Professor X—a paraplegic mutant telepath with a supposedly genius-level intellect—somehow forgot to add wheelchair ramps to his own home. So we asked artists who have worked on X-Men titles over the years how the…