There are a number of names that get thrown around when discussing comics' great artists, but Charles Vess is one who stands alone from the pack, occupying a whole category of the conversation unto himself. His work is immediately recognizable, his voice and personality shining through in every project – depicting impossible worlds in a naturalistic way, using a craftsman's eye and skill to channel unbridled imagination onto paper, creating fantastic images that never fail to evoke sincere human emotion.
It's getting to where you can set your watch to it: A new superhero movie means a new superhero game for the iPad and iPhone. Case in point: This fall, a new game will hit iOS devices to accompany the release of Thor: The Dark World. The good news is, unlike some superhero-movie-themed games, this one looks pretty fun, with a top-down view and fighting style similar to the X-Men Legends series and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Check out a few more screenshots and a trailer after the jump.
One of the most impressive things about this year's Avengers movie was how it juggled all the disparate elements presented in films like Captain America and Thor and created something that felt like a cohesive Marvel Universe on the big screen. Now, that universe is getting a
The release of a major motion picture based on a comic book is usually a time for comics companies to enjoy a few extra profits. Moviegoers leave the cinema with a thirst for something related to whatever hit film they just saw, be it Hulk Hands, copies of Watchmen, or X-Men costumes.
You would think th
Last week, I was talking to Chad Bowers, my writing partner, and we got to talking about how excited we were for the Thor movie. I've been looking forward to it for a while, but Chad went so far as to tell me that if he had a time machine that he could use to bring his 12-year-old self to 2011 and show him one thing out of all the wonders we have here in the 21st century, it would definitely be a live-action movie where the God of Thunder fought the Destroyer.
I figured he was joking, but t
If the current political landscape of the United States makes one thing clear, it's that certain aspects of science can polarize a populace. It often seems as though scientists are viewed less as benevolent knowledge-seekers and more as dangerous charlatans. And it's st