Anyone know a good clockmaker?
Welcome to Supervillain 101, a chance to look at the bad guys and their techniques. Expect a bit of critique and helpful advice on building your evil empire! Let’s dive in!
Tom King’s broad strokes approach to the Dark Knight has been one of the best parts of his run on Batman. He adheres to the spirit if not the letter of the canon and has managed to finally bring Batman and Catwoman together in a realistic, satisfying way. The Annual is simply divine.
The Mutant Dilemma in Marvel Comics has evolved over the years but has never strayed far from its course. Mutants are Different, and ordinary humans hate them. In X-Men Gold’s latest issue, Kitty Pryde finally asks someone why.
The first three episodes of the live action series Runaways have premiered on Hulu. After seeing all three, I’m still wondering if Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s comic book series works on TV. Evidence suggests it doesn’t.
Inspired by the challenge io9 published a few weeks ago, I wrote (and finally got around to recording) a ghost story in verse. Enjoy!
When a notion keeps popping into my head, the only solution is to write about it. I respect it if you don’t want to hear any more about Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, or any of the others wrapped up in scandal. That’s okay. Just stop reading.
Look. It’s not easy to establish a notable career in any field, let alone in one where literally everything you do will be pored over, examined and analyzed within an inch of its life. It’s hard. Just today, you might have even gotten some discouragement about doing your dream project, Hamlet. You know what? Keep…
Agatha Christie’s most famous murder mystery is returning to the silver screen this Friday under the direction of Kenneth Branagh. His adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express invites controversy before it even premieres, and it’s already getting mixed reviews. (Christie’s great novel was first published in 1934.…
There are some damn creative people out here on the O-Deck. So sound off, My Nerds, and let us know what you’ve been up to.
After the disastrous and controversial ‘Evil Captain America’ run, the original Steve Rogers has returned... and not a minute too soon.
I’m shocked, shocked that I didn’t get to this earlier in the month. But hopefully you’ll forgive me and find a recommendation here for a flick you haven’t seen yet.
BEHOLD: Kevin M. Wilson’s new Gremlins poster, “The Old Curiosity Shop”. It’s a masterpiece. It is also jam-packed with easter eggs.
For the past three days, I’ve been focusing on a personal project: A fun horror crime procedural with an eccentric cast of nutjobs. The idea has been cooking for well over a year now, and this is the first time I’ve felt confident enough to tackle it with all the zeal it deserves. I’m talking about characters.
Let’s just dive in. Star Trek: Discovery has problems. In an episode that is ostensibly about a rescue mission, the show almost goes out of its way to portray its characters as unlikable as possible. Unfortunately, the show has problems beyond just its characters; although that would certainly be bad enough on its…
Your TARDIS arrives at the opening of the Pence Wing of the Galactic Art Gallery, dedicated to the works of the polymath, Artemisma Kobek. She’s getting her own wing to showcase her works—all of which are under wraps until the grand unveiling. You received personal invitations, despite having never met the artist. The…
Welcome to Joybilant, a theme park planet known across the galaxy as the funnest place in the universe. Your TARDIS is forced to land inside the park, after a sub–space disturbance throws your time capsule off course.
My second mod was of a completely different stripe. I wanted to do with the show does best: take something familiar and fantasy, or horror, and turn it into something entirely sci-fi.
Your TARDIS lands in the Old West. According to history, this is the site of Groverton’s Hearth, a desolate ghost town. When you step out, however, you see that business is booming! The town is packed.
For my third mod, I wanted to create an original villain. I also wanted to answer a question that was really never answered the first and last time the species showed up in classic Who. The serial was called Pyramids of Mars, and the species was called the Osirans: Ancient, powerful, jackal–headed Aliens that inspired…