The year was 2005. Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” was at the top of the charts, North Korea had just revealed it possessed nuclear weapons, and the second season of HBO’s Entourage shifted its focus to the world of big-budget superhero movies.
Watching a director’s cut of a film you’ve previously seen can be a fascinating experience. It can show you just how substantial an impact even the slightest bit of editing can have on a project.
If you were to ask a casual comic book fan who the usual members of the Justice League are, you’d probably hear the standards: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, the Martian, the fish dude, etc. But for the past few years, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have been heavy-handedly trying to turn Cyborg into a core member…
Perhaps the most joyful story in moviemaking for the past year has been the ongoing delight of stachegate—the absurdity of a spat between Henry Cavill’s reshoots on last year’s Justice League and filming the just-released Mission: Impossible—Fallout, a tale of impressive follicles and dodgy CGI. And now we know it all…
Nothing like a little father and daughter bonding time! Hold on a second—Is this before or after Thanos butchered most of his adoptive daughter Gamora’s real family? What does it matter...look how adorable they are! Bonus points: These two cosplayers are actually father and daughter.
For the last 10 years, Scott Snyder has been a writer to watch at DC Comics, expanding the mythology of Gotham City’s underworld and changing Batman’s status quo in major ways. Now he’s writing Justice League—and upending the primal forces that flow through the entire DC Universe.
This is certainly an unusual error. Or... worldbuilding?
Scanline Media really has outdone themselves.
Over the past few decades, both Marvel and DC have slowly retreated from releasing their comics on wider shelves in favor of launching books through specialty comics stores. Last year, Marvel slowly began branching out again thanks to a digest deal with Archie, and now DC is reviving an old favorite to join them.
The events of Dark Nights: Metal have had some wide-reaching implications for DC Comics’ universe, well beyond setting the stage for the current Justice League line up. The roster in the Hall of Justice is not the only thing being shaken up right now; the fundamental forces of the entire cosmos are as well.
This is what you might call corporate miscommunication.
Next time you make some fan art of your favorite actor playing an adaptation of a beloved character, just remember: there’s a possibility you could be helping that person land a job.
Superhero movies are nothing without their big, wild set pieces. And one critic thinks he knows what’s wrong with the DC Extended Universe’s big fights.
For the last few years, Lex Luthor has been parading around in power armor with Superman’s S-shield on it, acting as an imperious good guy. But this summer, he’s going back to being a big bad in a big way by creating an all-new team made up of the DC’s elite archvillains—meaning the Legion of Doom is finally coming to…
The Legion of Doom might be one of the most beloved DC villain teams around thanks to their place in Superfriends and other myriad tie-ins, but they’ve never really been a thing in the comics, beyond references here and there. But in the wake of the Justice League’s recent shakeups, Lex Luthor is bringing the Legion…
Some pretty major storylines are coming to a head in DC Comics’ series this summer—and so to set the stage, DC has released DC Nation, a collection of stories being offered free digitally (or for a quarter or less in comic book stores) that give some hints at interesting and troubled times ahead for the world’s finest.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular dosage of all things merchandise. This week, we’ve got claws out for a very cool Iron Spider figure, Lego’s descent into chibi-figurine madness continues, and Overwatch’s premiere edgelord slinks into action figure form for the first time. Hide those wallets, the toys are here!
Steppenwolf, as he came to be in Justice League, wasn’t really the most compelling villain, but he could have been more interesting than the film let on.
DC Comics’ ongoing Metal event finally came to a dramatic finish yesterday, but the epic ended with a lot more than the defeat of a squad of evil, broken Batmen (and one woman) from the alternate, dark universes devoid of hope. It’s also made some significant developments for the DC comics multiverse that are going…
There’s a point in every comic book supervillain’s life when they’re made to team up with the very superheroes they’d once sworn to destroy by any means necessary. For Darkseid, that time is now.