What do women want in their women characters? Art director and Muddy Colors columnist Lauren Panepinto addresses sexism in art and what she wants creators to think about when developing female characters. Even better, she shares redesigns of popular female characters done by female science fiction and fantasy artists.
Rumor has it that Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman will be rocking pants and jacket in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's a look that could work, but it's hardly the only one. After all, there are tons of fan-made Wonder Woman costume designs that could be spectacular onscreen.
Artist flowercrownprincess envisions Wonder Woman as a hijab-wearing Muslim superhero, who is ready to battle evil in both armor and a headscarf.
Artist Ilias Kyriazis gave the Endless from Neil Gaiman's comic Sandman a makeover fitting their home in the DC Universe, outfitting the powerful beings as mere superheroes.
Change has happened. Again. Because this is the future. Here's what you need to know about the io9 redesign in order to stop freaking out and aiming your laser pointers at airplanes flying overhead.
Artist Rahzzah gives Diana of Themyscira a warrior goddess redesign, shearing off her curly locks and outfitting her with armor based on her "W" symbol. Rahzzah admits that the golden eagles on her shoulders might make raising her arms difficult, but otherwise, Wonder Woman looks ready for the fight.
We've made a few small changes to the site today, including putting more stories on the front page for you to read. Welcome to the modern age!
Yesterday our awesome tech team fixed several bugs on the site that will make things easeir for readers who like sharing links on sites like Facebook and who prefer old the blog layout.
I should first explain the radio silence of the last couple of weeks. We'd wanted to respond to feedback not with promises of future improvements but with actual fixes. So that's what I'm doing now—but I regret any impression that we weren't listening. Without more verbiage, the main changes you wanted . . .
If you've stopped by io9 before, you'll notice that the front page looks quite a bit different these days. We've got one big story that takes up most of the page, and a list of today's headlines in a column down the right side of the page. At last we have a way to display big, gorgeous images and videos on the front…
What if you redesigned Darth Vader, but you only had a few sentences of description from the script to go on? Artist Carlos Villagra (and a few others) tried. Here's what they dreamed the Dark Lord could have looked like.
You may have noticed that the site looks a little different today. It's day one of our latest redesign, so things may be a bit buggy. But they will also be more awesome - now we have forums and more!