DC's The Batman Who Laughs, a one-shot tie-in to the publisher's ongoing Metal event, doesn't drop until November, but during a panel at this year's New York Comic Con writer James T. Tynion IV revealed the twisted Joker/Batman hybrid's origin story, and it's as cool as it is horrifying.
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The past two weekends, at two different conventions, Marvel has screened footage from Avengers: Infinity War. And each time, the first new scene in the footage, featuring Thor, gets a shocked gasp. At San Diego Comic-Con, io9 asked the director of Thor: Ragnarok about that moment and he gave a very curious answer.
The DC Animated Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con was a fairly subdued affair. But apparently DC and Warner Bros. saved all their big surprises for last night's premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn -- because now we know that not one, not two, not three, but four more major DC animated movies are on the way.
Have you ever tried to explain the X-Men comics to a friend who doesn't really read comic books? I mean, like, all of their various adventures and plotlines and alternate timelines and deaths and resurrections? Of course not, that would be virtually impossible -- and that's exactly what Hip-Hop Family Tree creator Ed Piskor and Marvel are going to try to do in X-Men: Grand Design.
Very few things in the world excited us as much as the news that the cruelly truncated Young Justice would be returning for a third season in 2018 on a new DC streaming service. The announcement was light on details, but thanks to a crowded early morning panel at San Diego Comic-Con we now know that the season will be 26 episodes long and introduce three new members of the team.
Like any superhero movie worth its salt, Big Hero 6 was never a story about how a bunch of kids and their overprotective robo-friend saved the day using their special abilities, but rather about how the only superpowers a person really needs are friendship and teamwork. From the looks of this clip from Disney XD's upcoming Big Hero 6 animated series, the film's fundamental message is going to be a big part of the show, too.
Like the unstoppable flow of time itself, San Diego Comic-Con continued through Friday with a shocking amount of news and trailers -- and even more amazing cosplay, of course. So we've made another video collection of our favourites, including the chill Lego Batman above and the immensely disturbing pastel wookiees below, and you can watch it here.
Amidst all the craziness of San Diego Comic-Con, with its plethora of movies, shows, and hype, it's easy to forget the reason the convention exists in the first place: comic books. Luckily, the Eisner Awards is here to remind us what Comic Con is really about, and highlight the best in the comic book industry.
The series of events that led to Duke Thomas becoming a masked vigilante were shaped by tragedy and pain, but like most of Bruce Wayne's young proteges, the traumas of his past are what drives him to patrol Gotham's dangerous streets. Following the events of We Are Robin, Duke gave up being Robin to stand by Batman's side as a new kind of bat-themed hero -- and now he's getting a chance to stand alone.
During yesterday's Kingsman: The Golden Circle panel, Fox premiered a new digital short, a delightfully fun crossover where Kingsman's Eggsy (Taron Egerton) runs into world's-greatest-spy-but-also-kind-of-an-idiot Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), where the two secret agents do what they're best at: Being dapper and acting kind of dickish.
At last year's Comic-Con, we brought you the vital news that Japanese statute maker Kotobukiya was planning a new line of "handsome men" statues that would kick off with DC's Nightwing, a homage to one of -- if not the -- best butts in comics. Now, a year later, we finally have our first look at the statue, and it's a delight from top... to bottom. (Not sorry.)
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 got underway this week, and it didn't take long for the cosplayers to show their stuff. It's barely been 24 hours and we've already seen some major players pulling all the punches. In our inaugural instalment, we got a shockingly good Jon Snow, a heavily armed Red Ranger, and Wreck-It Ralph's Vanellope in her sweet (literally) ride!
Timothy Zahn's highly anticipated return to the world of Star Wars books with his most beloved character Thrawn has been one of the highlights of Star Wars this year, full stop. So we're very excited at the news that it's forming the basis of a brand new Marvel comic miniseries.