Has Superman been irrevocably broken by years of writers trying to fix a “perfect” hero? Writing for The Atlantic, Asher Elbein examines why lackluster comic sales and controversial mass media adaptations reveal the struggle to tackle DC’s iconic superhero—but also what makes a good Superman story.
Since it began the Smut Peddler anthology in 2012, Iron Circus comics has been the home of great, sex-driven stories from female creators, across a wide variety of genres, genders, and sexualities. Now the publisher has headed back to Kickstarter to front two new books under the Smut Peddler umbrella.
Plus even more rumors about a major death in Civil War. A familiar Force Awakens rumor re-emerges for Episode VIII. Arrow’s producer reveals that there could be big movie plans for Deathstroke. Plus, Game of Thrones casting, and the opening scenes from X-Files’ upcoming season finale. Spoilers now!
Deadpool wasn’t always a comics (and movie, and video game) superstar. The Merc with a Mouth started out much smaller, as a supporting character in one of the many X-Men comic books. We talked to the people who created and shaped him, to find out how Deadpool conquered the universe.
Back in 1953, Galaxy Science Fiction and Simon & Schuster launched a huge contest to find a great new science fiction novel. The prize was $6,500 (a lot of money in those days). The winner? A brand new writer named Edson McCann. Except for one thing: Edson McCann did not exist.
The Internet offers lots of opportunities for authors to connect with readers—but it can still be hard for an author to get noticed among the crowd of other aspiring scribes. So 10 authors, who include some bestsellers, have created their own platform.
The official Star Wars website just made our day, and we have to say thanks. StarWars.com posted an article full of vintage Kenner Star Wars toy commercials, and they’re just about the best thing ever.
I’m not saying the FBI’s heart isn’t in the right place. Making sure children know the difference between healthy political discourse and attempts to sway them into extremism is a laudable goal. But the agency’s execution in a new website is just embarrassing.
Fans of posthumanity and transhumanism make promises that sound scarily cheerful and unreal—eternal life, incredible mind powers—but you probably haven’t seen just how disturbing they can be. Until you watch this new short film, starring Pamela Anderson.
The Archie comics reboot has to be one of the biggest surprises in the comics industry of the last few years. Ever since the publisher dropped the comics code authority and began diversifying its approach to Archie and his friends, Archie has become one of the best comics around—and now it’s going a step further by…
Torn between the dark side and the light, Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was surely one of the more emotionally conflicted movie characters in 2015. But how to visualize that? Enter the characters of Pixar’s Inside Out.
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After last week’s amazing shot-for-shot Magnum P.I. homage reminded us how much we’ve missed Archer, the FX series has dropped a new trailer for its upcoming season. It gives us a better look at what awaits the former spies in their new careers as “Hollywood’s biggest dicks.” Plus, the return of phrasing!