Fantastic Four is The Most Self-Loathing Superhero Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre. »8/07/15 11:29am8/07/15 11:29am


8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate… »3/26/15 5:00pm3/26/15 5:00pm

'I Did It Thirty-Five Minutes Ago': Before Watchmen's Prequel Problem

Last week, Minutemen #1—the first of DC Comics' suite of Before Watchmen projects— came out. This week, Silk Spectre #1 hits the stands. There's been a metric ton of controversy surrounding DC's decision to make more comics set in the beloved fictional universe created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' landmark 1986… »6/12/12 3:00pm6/12/12 3:00pm

Something Brutal Happens Before Watchmen on the Cover on Minutemen #3

As controversial as it's been, DC Comics' upcoming prequel to the Watchmen hold have also piqued the interest of comics fans everywhere.

The book I'm most looking forward to is Minutemen »5/08/12 3:00pm5/08/12 3:00pm, written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. The lives of the first generation of costumed heroes—who were in a team called the…

Calm Down, Before Watchmen Won't Be the End Times for Comics Creativity

If you listen to certain corners of the internet, the souls of comics fans everywhere are going to cry out for justice come June 6th. That's when DC Comics starts rolling out Before Watchmen »3/20/12 3:01pm3/20/12 3:01pm, the controversial prequels to Alan Moore's beloved dystopian superhero opus. Written and drawn by legendary creators Alan…

See Watchmen, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers in All Their Toy Fair 2012 Glory

Spider-Man's new movie mask sports yellow eyes. Catwoman's nightvision-glasses-as-ears look works. And I still think Hawkeye's going to be the best character in the Avengers »2/14/12 4:00pm2/14/12 4:00pm movie. Feast your eyes on the big offerings from Marvel and DC from this year's celebration of plastic (or porcelain) collectibles.