Andy Weir's Artemis Has a Phenomenal Setting, But an All-Too-Familiar Story

With his first published novel, The Martian, Andy Weir blinded us with science. It’s no secret to say that the story’s massive success was due to his factual yet fascinating explanation of how someone could plausibly survive on Mars. In Artemis, Weir tries to evolve to a new level of storytelling, but the changes are…

Even More Rumors About Ben Affleck's Future as Batman

Disney’s Prince Charming movie has found a director. Daisy Ridley talks the challenges of facing Snoke for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fear the Walking Dead adds another regular. Plus, when to expect the return of The X-Files, new Legends of Tomorrow footage, and a first look at Mon-El’s return and Saturn Girl’s debut…

The Curious Case Of The 'EA Game Dev' Who Said He Received Death Threats [UPDATE]

Earlier this week, a man with “Game Dev @EA” in his Twitter profile wrote that he had received death threats from angry Star Wars Battlefront II fans. His story was covered by news outlets like USA Today, the BBC, and Yahoo. Vice wrote an editorial about it, CNBC ran a headline about it, and the tweet was retweeted by…

This Fan-Made Black Panther/ThunderCats Crossover Will Punch You Right in the Nostalgia

If there’s one thing that Marvel could learn from some of DC’s more recent comics, it’s that weird crossover series uniting characters from entirely different companies can make for some incredibly fun stories. It’s an idea that Atlanta-based artist Marcus Williams keenly understands and wanted to make happen with his …

The Batman Who Laughs Is One of DC's Most Gruesome and Shocking Stories About the Dark Knight

Though they’re all part of one event, the various pieces of DC’s Dark Nights: Metal have been uneven in their execution. But as schizophrenic as Metal has felt at times, The Batman Who Laughs, written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Riley Rossmo, gets at the heart of what makes the event truly compelling.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Son Resigns as Director of Tolkien Estate, Ending Decades of Tightly Controlled Adaptations

The news this week that Warner Bros. and Amazon are now working on a The Lord of the Rings series came as a bit of a surprise, since it’d been widely assumed that Christopher Tolkien would never give anyone the rights again. It’s now come out that Tolkien, who has safeguarded the rights of his father J.R.R. Tolkien’s…