Not content with being the first active member of Congress to write a graphic novel, senator John Lewis is may become its first animation star, as his seminal memoir about the civil rights movement will be brought to television as an animated series.
We couldn’t be more excited for Captain America: Civil War to finally come to theaters next week, but we also couldn’t be less enthused with its source material. The comic event was epic, but it was also a mess, where Iron Man inexplicably became a supervillianous asshole. Here’s a guide to Marvel’s original Civil War
Whatever sense you were trying to make of the world, stop. Because in a collection of Flash Gordon comic strips sold overseas in Turkey, the cover features a terrifying visage reaching out to our heroes. It’s one of Flash Gordon’s lesser-known villains... the evil mutant Apocalypse, as played by Oscar Isaac in the…
Sideshow Collectibles is probably best known as a fine purveyor of incredibly fancy (and expensive) premium figures and statues. But it has also branched out into making its very own fantasy world—and to celebrate a new book based on it, we’ve got a new comic miniseries to set it all up.
Ah, summer. The perfect time to think about going outside, getting some sun, enjoying all nature has to offer—and then staying inside to read comics anyway. Happily, this summer’s titles will definitely keep you both occupied and entertained! Here’s io9's guide to all the fantastic new series coming out over the new…
When comic book author Mark Millar writes something, people take notice. Comic readers, sure, but in recent years Hollywood as well. Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Civil War are just a few of Millar’s stories that have made it to the big screen, and now two more are on deck.
Today might be “Alien Day” in recognition of the scifi horror classic, but it’s actually tomorrow that a fascinating new layer of this universe gets uncovered in the new comic Aliens: Defiance.
“Gritty realism” has been the name of the game for superhero movies for some time now. And although some of the X-Men films have been decent, the costumes have a glaring problem: mutant heroes clad in black leather are completely antithetical to everything the characters stand for.
Prince always had superpowers. You only had to witness him picking up a guitar or sitting down at a keyboard to know it. His voice could encompass Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and Mick Jagger, while remaining recognizable as its own thing. But around the time he created his own musical fantasia out of Tim Burton’s …
We at io9 tend to cover a lot of comic book news, but there are a lot of smaller titles that, while not making headline news, are absolutely worth checking out (and then telling all your friends about how awesome they are). Here are just some of the criminally underappreciated series out right now that you should be…
You thought it couldn’t be done! But they totally did it.
Let me be clear: Joyride is a comic, even though that’s a video trailer for it above. The first issue, from Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Marcus To, hits comic stores today courtesy of Boom Studios, and it’s a modernized version of those classic tales of teens rebelling against the system. In this case, though,…
Last year, Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin announced that they would be making a one-off comic in The Walking Dead universe, as part of a deal between Image Comics and their comics distribution service Panel Syndicate. Now, you can read it—and it’s got some pretty major implications for the comic series as a whole.
Karnak has been one of the best things to come out of Marvel’s current wave of Inhumans-hype. Even over just a few issues it’s developed the badass Inhuman magister as an unstoppable force of bone-crunching, precise destruction—but Karnak’s latest standout moment is one of the craziest things he’s ever done.
We’ve known for a while that cult classic ROM: Spaceknight was being revived this year, now at IDW rather than Marvel. But now we’ve got the details on Rom’s return, straight from writers Chris Ryall and Christos Gage—as well as a gallery of awesome variant covers for the first issue, making their debut on io9!
Last night’s season finale of Supergirl was the first time I’ve ever been just bored with this show. I kept wanting to check my email or clean the cat’s litter box. If the purpose of a season finale is to leave you wanting more, I think this show kind of missed the mark. It wasn’t terrible, just... meh.
As easy as it is to decry how San Diego Comic-Con isn’t about comics anymore, the gigantic convention is still home to one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Eisners. The list of nominees for this year’s awards are out and it is, as usual, jam-packed with amazing comics.
Just as it’s a tradition on Doctor Who for different incarnations of The Doctor to bump into each other, Titan’s Doctor Who comics have also started an annual get-together for the various incarnations of everyone’s favorite Time Lord. This year is a little different, though—because this time the Ninth Doctor gets to…