The other day, comic-book fans got an amazing piece of news: the beloved Y the Last Man is not going to be shoehorned into movie form, but will get to live and breathe as a TV show. Even though comics rule movies these days, some of them are just too big for a two-hour package.
Superman has had some great stories by some excellent writers and artists. These are not them. These are not actually about Superman. Sure, some may look like Superman, but closer examination will show that they are a completely different character...but the stories themselves are excellent Superman stories. Just, you…
It's the 20th birthday of Astro City, Kurt Busiek's brilliant creator-owned comic about a superhero universe that feels like a more grounded, realistic version of the DC and Marvel universes. And now's a great time to discover why Astro City is such an important contribution to superhero comics.
Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another…
Kurt Busisk takes us back to Astro City! The Crow gets ready to fight some Nazis! Kick-Ass must significantly step up his ass-kicking if he wants to save Hit Girl! All this and much, much more, in this week’s comic releases!
The new Spider-Man film could feature another of Peter Parker's ex-girlfriends...plus his parents. Find your next desktop wallpaper, with tons of high-resolution Harry Potter photos. Captain America's director explains why they found the perfect villain. Plus the Astro City movie!
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films have made a deal to adapt Kurt Busiek's critically acclaimed metropolis—full-of-superheroes comic Astro City for film. The deal allows Busiek to pen the film's script. We approve. [Deadline]
2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever. Here're seventy-five you really should've read already.
Most fans of science fiction and comic books just want to enjoy their hobby in peace, or maybe one day don a costume and save the world. But every now and then, a fan turns to the Dark Side instead.
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Thirst's vampiric priest is hardly the first man of the cloth to fall prey to his darkest urges. We found plenty of soul-stealing, blood-sucking, eye-gouging, and just plain creepifying priests and preachers who haunt the churches of scifi and horror.
It never fails: an alien comes to Earth to study us, or spy on us, or hide from other aliens. And he/she always goes native. Just once, I'd like to see an unassimilated alien.
A big reason why the character names and designs are so cool in Kurt Busiek's Astro City is because Busiek reaches beyond comics for his retro characters. He pretends that Astro City Comics is a publisher that's operated since the 1940s, and reaches into broader trends in popular culture, from Liz Taylor's Cleopatra…