The 27 Best Batman Artists

Pretty much everybody knows what Batman looks like: pointy ears, menacing cowl, voluminous cape and big bat symbol on his chest. But the Dark Knight's been around for more than 75 years, with hundreds—maybe even thousands—of people drawing the iconic superhero through the decades. So let's round up some of the… » 1/28/15 5:00pm 1/28/15 5:00pm

Five Best Desktop Comic Book Readers

Reading paper comics is fun, but if you want to take a ton of great reads with you on your laptop, or read your favorite titles on your computer's huge display, you need a solid comic reader. This week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations. » 12/28/14 8:00am 12/28/14 8:00am

Classic Comic Book Covers Rebuilt With LEGO

A LEGO art show called Comic Bricks! was part of Designer Con last weekend in Los Angeles. Builders were asked to recreate a comic book cover of their own choice. Looking at the photo gallery it's quite obvious that they all did good and were very very creative. » 11/11/14 9:40am 11/11/14 9:40am

7 things you maybe didn't know about Guardians of the Galaxy

To be honest, I didn't know Guardians of the Galaxy was a thing that even existed until I saw the kick ass trailers of a raccoon firing rockets and a tree beating people people up. But after taking part in the fun space road trip that was disguised as a movie, I can't get enough of it. I want to know everything. » 8/25/14 9:22pm 8/25/14 9:22pm

Marvel Superheroes, Recreated As Custom LEGO Minifigures

Marvel and LEGO enthusiast autorazr has a mission: To recreate as many custom Marvel superheroes in LEGO form as possible. This includes characters from different timelines and universes, characters wearing their old and their new costumes. Villains that will probably never get their own set. So basically everyone. » 7/17/14 11:30am 7/17/14 11:30am

Conan O'Brien Has Some Really Morbid Death Scenarios for Archie

The iconic comic book hero Archie Andrews dies a heroic death in the final issue of Life with Archie #36 while saving the life of one of his friends. His death is really tragic and meaningful, but Conan O'Brien's here with some not-so-heroic alternatives. » 7/17/14 9:00am 7/17/14 9:00am

That Time The United Nations Condemned Superman (In Real Life)

In 1952, the UN issued an urgent report warning that American comic books and their sadistic superhero characters had become a threat to world peace: "By undermining or warping the traditional values of each country, the Superman myth is becoming a kind of international monster." » 6/19/14 9:00am 6/19/14 9:00am

It's Always a Mess When Supervillains Team Up

Supervillain teams are destined to fail, whether it's Carnage and his team of villains, Doctor Doom and whoever he was able to force to join, or—in this case—the Sinister Six. With their ego, it just cannot work. Here's Dorkly's piece about the mathematical law of Superhero film villains. » 5/09/14 9:30am 5/09/14 9:30am

One Reason There Still Isn't A Wonder Woman Movie

Despite being one of the most iconic superheroes in the sprawling DC Comics universe, Wonder Woman still hasn't received the same big-screen treatment as her male counterparts like Superman, Batman, Thor, and the Green Lantern. » 5/06/14 7:00pm 5/06/14 7:00pm

So That's Why Superheroes Wear Their Underwear On The Outside

Why did Superman wear his frilly red underthings on the outside of his body stocking? The fine folks at Today I Found Out offer this simple, sensible explanation. » 12/30/13 2:34pm 12/30/13 2:34pm

​Comic Books 2013 Holiday Buyer's Guide

You've got one of them in your life: a person who likes their fiction with pictures. Sometimes with capes, too. Get some ideas about how to make their holidays super right here. » 11/28/13 11:00am 11/28/13 11:00am

$100,000 Comic Book Found in the Wall of a $10,000 Home

A Minnesota man working on a fixer-upper tore down a wall and found, among the newspapers stuffed inside to insulate it, a copy of Action Comics No. 1. That's right, Superman's first appearance. The birth of superhero comics. It'll go for at least $100,000—but it could have sold for a lot more. » 5/25/13 2:00pm 5/25/13 2:00pm

This Artist Draws Evil Cheerleaders, Hunky Leon and The Last of Us

If you’ve tried to learn every little thing about the Last of Us, then chances are you’ve already seen Faith Erin Hicks’ artwork. She’s been drawing The Last of Us: American Dreams prequel miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics, which focuses on the character of Ellie before she meets up with playable protagonist… » 5/16/13 3:30pm 5/16/13 3:30pm

What's that you say? Today is Free Comic Book Day? Why yes, I'll have that copy of Tales to Astonish #27 then. Oh, so some are free, but that one isn't. OK. Well, then why don't you call it "Free Comic Book Other Than Tales to Astonish #27 Day"? (Find your nearest participating store.) » 5/04/13 9:05am 5/04/13 9:05am

Is There Any Hope for the Future of Video Game Movies?

Yes, video game movies by and large suck, but that doesn't mean there isn't a chance that one bright day we might see another game-based film that does our beloved titles justice. Commenter PrinceLUDA21 spouts hot and cold running hope in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 6/19/12 5:30pm 6/19/12 5:30pm

What Video Games Could Learn From Comic Book Continuity

Batman has his own stories but now and then runs into Superman. In Today's Speak Up on Kotaku commenter Aikage imagines a video game universe filled with countless games linked by a single continuity. What an Oddworld idea. » 11/04/11 11:20am 11/04/11 11:20am

Dive Deeper Into Drake's Story With Uncharted Reading Materials

Sony is sandwiching Uncharted 3's November 1 release between a brand-new novel and a six-issue comic book series, delving deeper into Drake's fiction than ever before. » 9/19/11 11:40am 9/19/11 11:40am

Real Life Flipping is Much More Colorful Than Video Game Flipping

Jumping enthusiast Robert Souris recently broke the world record for distance flipping, hurling himself nearly 20 feet through the air while dressed as a superhero of his own creation, all in the name of showing children how much more fun real jumping around is than virtual jumping around. » 7/05/11 3:40pm 7/05/11 3:40pm

The Atari Games That Became Comic Book Heroes

While we normally associate multimedia cash-ins as a recent phenomenon, the practice of spinning games off into other mediums dates back decades. One of the earliest examples of this is the Atari Force line of comic books. » 5/17/11 12:00am 5/17/11 12:00am

Duke Nukem: Glorious Bastard Sends Duke to WWII for His First Comic…

If more story is what you're looking for from infamous alpha dude Duke Nukem, you're in luck. Duke's getting his own comic book mini-series courtesy of IDW Publishing, the same folks responsible for Mr. Nukem's four-color adventure in the Duke Nukem Forever "Balls of Steel" Edition. » 4/29/11 8:00pm 4/29/11 8:00pm