9 Of The Best Free Comics At Comixology Right Now

Oct
12

Comixology keeps a small collection of comics for free! Did you know this? Perhaps you did. Sensibly most of them are #1 issues, just in case you were looking for another series to sink your teeth, and money, into. Maybe you don't have time to go reading all 56 free comics, so I did that for you (aren't I kind?) and found 9 selections that aren't just enjoyable on their own, but should lead you into wallet slimming obsessions. Enjoy!

The Walking Dead Season 5 Drinking Game

Oct
11

By all means, The Walking Dead is massively successful. Season five is just about to begin, and a sixth season has already been announced, and this zombie train shows no signs of slowing down (idea for season seven: "zombie train"). Let's be honest, though, sometimes you need a drink or two to get through an episode. So let's make a game of it, why don't we?

6 Tips For Creating A Villain You Can't Stop Thinking About

Oct
11

It's a staple of narrative thought that a hero is only as good as his villain. In fact there are many people out there who would say that villains are more often the most interesting characters in a story. It's also true that it's very easy to create a villain who is an obstacle more than a character. No matter how much trouble he causes the hero, and no matter how many henchmen he kills in a fit of pique, he'll be nothing but a collection of moments, not a real character. He won't stand on his own. Just like you should be able to tell a good story about your hero without a villain directly opposing him, your villain should be able to stand on his own without a hero opposing him.

One-Panel Snapshot: Interstellar Walkabout in 'Tourist Unknown #1'

Oct
10

Welcome to another one-panel snapshot, where we throw comic book recommendations your way by looking at the best panel in the issue. Today, it's Gustav Carlson's new indie series Tourist Unknown, a light-hearted, sci-fi travelogue following the Tourist as she hops between locales far-flung in time and space!

Channel Surfer: ‘Avatar LAB, Book 2: Earth’ [Avatar Retrospective]

Oct
10

Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Book 4: Change may be the last animated entry into one of the best television shows of the past decade. In honor of this milestone, Channel Surfer is providing a retrospective on each Avatar season, from starting the original series to the latest. This is meant to be an overview for Avatar veterans, and hopefully an introduction for anyone interested in the show. This week we start with The Last Airbender, Book 2: Earth.

5 Netflix Originals You Might've Missed

Oct
10

We all know about House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Orange is the New Black. Heck, you've probably at least heard of Hemlock Grove and BoJack Horseman; and if you have kids, maybe they've put on a few episodes of Turbo FAST. Surprisingly though, that's barely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Netflix's original programming.

5 Ways They Might Bring Wolverine Back from the Dead

Oct
10

No matter how you feel about it, they're killing Wolverine. Likewise, no matter how you feel about it, they're almost certainly going to bring him back. Some of you may bitch, some of you may sigh, some of you may happily accept this as part of the life cycle of popular comic book characters. The truth is that they're doing a fine job of giving Logan his send off. With worries about his noble death dismissed I can comfortably start focusing on the wacky ways that he might be brought back to life.

In Deep Space, Body Slamming is Always an Option [Podcast]

Oct
09

Come aboard our faster-than-light spaceship for a journey that bends the laws of space and time! Seriously though, distorted reality and time travel are only the beginning of our worries in this week's chilling tale.

NPR's 100 Best Fantasy/SciFi Books in Flowchart-Form

Oct
09

If there's one thing to thank global warming for, it's extended summer reading, and we've got you covered there: the good folks at SFSignal converted NPR's best-of Scifi/Fantasy list into a snarkily-written, handy-dandy flowchart/infograph covering all the reader-voted essentials. More of an interactive-flowchart kinda guy? Yep, they made one of those too. 

Hologram Popstar Hatsune Miku Performs Live on David Letterman

Oct
09

Fuutuuure... Virtual popstar Hatsune Miku appeared on the Late Show with The David Letterman last night, performing a song titled "Sharing the World." By that, I assume she's implying she'll share the world with us fleshy humans after her robot army conquers it. Well, we can hope.

Has The Internet Finally Fallen Out Of Love With Nic Cage?

Oct
09

Has the internet abandoned it's king? The danger of royalty has always been that one king is as good as another. The king is dead! Long Live the king! Or perhaps Nicolas Cage has just made a bad career decision by switching from doing the devil's work to shilling for the lord. Yes, Cage, most recently known for reveling in Hell's fiery embrace as Ghost Rider, coming back from Hell in Drive Angry and sending a whole slew of deserving souls to Hell in Rage, has taken a turn at God's side with Left Behind. He might have scored points on high, but at Rotten Tomatoes he's riding at a dismal 2%.

Watching the Start Screens for Almost Every Single Game Boy Title is a Nostalgia Meltdown

Oct
08

Have a couple of hours to spare and an itchin' for some nostalgia? Well get comfy and check out a supercut of just about every single start screen from games on the Nintendo Game Boy, organized in alphabetical order. That's 4 in 1 Funpack all the way through Zoop, and everything in between.

The Pull List: Wytches Will Creep You Out

Oct
08

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. With October now in full swing, and Halloween right around the corner, plenty of publishers are revving up their spooky comics line-ups, but how does Wytches compare? Read on to find out.

Disaster Imminent: Casting for Live-Action 'Ghost in the Shell' Draws Collective Groans

Oct
08

Ladies and gentlemen, the contest for 'anime most hilariously ill-suited to an American rendition' is over: DreamWorks is making a live-action Ghost in the Shell film, and with just the first casting announcement, fans are anticipating the worst Hollywood butcher job to ever happen to animation--keep in mind, these complains are being voiced in a post-Last Airbender world . . .

The McDonald's And World Of Warcraft Chimera Stands Tall In China

Oct
07

McDonald's, that ever-present fast food juggernaut, has partnered with one of the most popular video games of all time, World of Warcraft, and Blizzard to transform three burger joints in China into decked out shrines to digital bloodshed. With expansion pack Warlords of Draenor set to release in November Blizzard is doing it's best to drum up hype in the second most populous nation on the planet. Maybe that's why America doesn't get this kind of full make over treatment. There just aren't enough of us.

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