For years, Marvel put out a What If? comic series, pondering alternate realities in the Marvel universe, covering everything from “What If Wolverine was a Vampire?” to “What if Aunt May was a Superhero?”. You know, the big questions. But this year, the series is back for a short run, with its eyes on the Mad Titan .
It’s a sunny summer’s day as Lily Evans and Severus Snape are happy in the country side, Snape being able to resist calling her a mudblood years earlier. In a moment of spontaneity, Snape proposes to Lily which though shocked, she agrees to.
It’s a dark and stormy night as Nedry drives furiously to the docks. Beside him are 30 dinosaur embryos, which he stole from his employers InGen to give to their rival geneticist company Biosyn for $1.5 million. However, he loses himself in the storm and for a second, all seems lost. But fortunately for him, he finds…
Little Anakin is trapped in the Trade Federation Droid Control ship, surrounded by hundreds of battle droids. Suddenly, his ship gains power again, allowing him to destroy the main reactor and begins to fly out of the ship. But he is unable to make it out in time and is caught in the explosion, sacrificing his life to…
Quick! You have a time machine with just enough juice for one more trip, so when do you set it for? Pick a date and stick by it, 'cause this ticket only takes you one-way.
It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man?…
XKCD's Randall Munroe is publishing a book of science explainers! What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions is due out September 2. To celebrate its imminent arrival, here's the first chapter from the book – an explainer about global devastation. Fun!
There's a common trope in vampire stories where a vampire gets drunk by drinking the blood of someone who is wasted. But could a real human being get drunk in the same way?
XKCD's Randall Munroe is turning What If? – his fantastic series of "serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions" –into a book, to be published this September by Houghton Mifflin.
You would think that having the powers of a radioactive spider, or wearing a cape to a fight, would qualify as crazy enough for comic books. Not so. Comics delve into alternate worlds that show different sides of their superheroes - nutbag, wacko-smacko sides. Take a look at the looniest alternate reality versions…
Black Panther artist Francesco Francavilla has dreamt up a roster for the Avengers circa the Age of Discovery. Meet Earth's First Heroes, a team that includes "Captain Amerigo" and a Celtic Hulk.
Marvel recently announced that Black Panther would replace Daredevil as "The Man Without Fear." This switcheroo isn't the first time a superhero or superteam's had an identity crisis. Here's five of these strange occasions.
In a strong argument for the existence of alternate realities, according to this purported 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation casting sheet Wesley Snipes was once a front-runner to play Geordi La Forge. UPDATED:
This is nothing against LeVar Burton. I love LeVar Burton! And I wouldn't have wanted to see anyone else…
Read this hilariously accurate depiction of what Jaws would be like if it was made today. Starring Sam Worthington as Chief Brody (who has an ultra-dark NYPD past), Michael Cera as Matt Hooper, and Samuel L. Jackson as Quint. [CHUD]
We talked comic book adaptations with John Cusack, and whether he's ready for his own comic-based film. One particular vampire and killer comic has sparked his interest, and we're wondering: Could it be Preacher?
We knew Kurt Russell was up for the role of Han in Star Wars, but this hilarious audition video managed to sneak under our radar. It's strange and almost wrong, watching Russell's take on a good-guy Han Solo. [via Cinematical]
If you're addicted to the Sci Fi Channel's made-for-TV movies about large creatures and the humans who chew scenery near them, then you're in luck. Next year, Sci Fi is making 36 original movies instead of the usual 24 — including prehistoric sharks, pirates and a version of National Treasure, only worse (if that's…