Maybe you know Ben Blacker as half of the creative team that spawned The Thrilling Adventure Hour. You might have watched some of the episodes of Supernatural that he helped write. Or maybe you read the Deadpool, Star Wars, or Wolverine series he’s co-written. His next comics work is like nothing else he’s ever done.
A few months ago, DC Comics announced the creation of the Sandman Universe, four new series taking place in the fictional landscape established in Neil Gaiman’s award-winning run on Sandman. One of the new series, House of Whispers, is going to be unlike anything else ever before seen in the Dreaming.
Holy shit, it’s finally happening. After years of Y: The Last Man adaptation reports, Agent 355, Hero, Yorick, and the gang are officially being brought to life.
One of the best things about AMC’s Preacher is just how weird it can be. One minute, it’s just a bunch of friends driving in a car. The next minute, Hitler is trying to break out of hell. At any second, basically anything can happen.
Vertigo, DC’s long-running adult-focused comics imprint, is getting a big shake up this fall—heralding in a new swathe of creators for seven new comics series.
After years of waiting to see Yorick, 355, and Ampersand wander through a landscape without dudes, fans might finally get a chance to see the classic comic book series adapted for the screen. Y: The Last Man is finally getting a pilot.
Thirty years ago, the first Sandman comics introduced readers to Dream of the Endless and the denizens of the fantasy realm where he ruled. Neil Gaiman said goodbye to writing Sandman stories three years ago, but he’s coming back to oversee a bunch of new spin-off series published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
We here at io9 love nothing more than sitting down with a stack of comic books and just getting lost in the fantasy and adventure of worlds nothing like our own. We’ve always covered comics that caught our eye, but at the same time, we’ve always wanted to read, share, and spread the word about more.
Two of the funniest actresses in the world are teaming up for what’s expected to be a hard-edged mob movie based on a DC Comics title.
It’s been yet another great week for comics about superheroes coming back from the dead and averting the apocalypse, but in the off-chance that you’ve been in a mood for some new series that are a little less “KRAK! POW!” and more “What’s really important in life?” then these are the new books you should read this…
This Wednesday, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will finally begin their utterly bizarre-sounding new comics event, Dark Nights: Metal. It’s already promised crazy armor and even crazier Batmen, but now DC has revealed that the series is going to plunge into the deep depths of the publisher’s own back catalogue.
This week, one of the most important superhero stories in comics reached a major milestone: Although it might say issue 41 on the cover, this week’s Astro City marks the 100th issue of Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross’ groundbreaking series. To celebrate we sat down with Busiek to talk about the series’…
Looks like WGN America is moving quickly to turn DC/Vertigo comic Scalped into its next TV hit. The network has announced that actor Alex Meraz has been cast as the lead actor in the pilot.
About a year ago, news broke that the DC/Vertigo comic Scalped was going to become a TV show on WGN America. Not much has happened since but then, out of almost nowhere, actress Lily Gladstone has been cast as one of the leads.
“I don’t like horror comics,” new kid in town Sam says in The Lost Boys when the weirdos he’s just met, the Frog Brothers, try to give him a book about vampires. The theme has come full circle now that The Lost Boys are getting a sequel in comic book form—featuring Sam and both Frogs—courtesy of Vertigo.
Nearly a year after the long-running smash hit series Fables came to a close, Vertigo is returning to its fantastical world, where fairy tale heroes and villains walk among us, with a brand new comic. What’s in store for the future of Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham’s series? Fantasy espionage, apparently.
Hitchcock is the unquestioned master of suspense. But what is it about his scenes that makes them so gripping, and why do they stand up to repeated viewings, even when you know the twist?
You know, sometimes you just can’t beat a good, creepy “robot goes bonkers and kills a bunch of freaked-out humans” movie. Kill Command definitely has that going for it, as well as having some really awesome-looking robot war machines.
Not even walls can stop Disney’s and ETH Zurich’s new four-wheeled robot called VertiGo that can quickly transition from rolling on the ground to climbing obstacles like a gecko—and without those sticky feet.
Legendary writer Paul Dini—known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series, Tiny Toon Adventures, Justice League and countless other shows—is returning to DC to pen a whole new graphic novel for the Dark Knight. The twist, however, is that Batman isn’t the lead character: Dini is, as he recalls trauma from his own…