Never let it be said that social media can’t play a role in enacting change in the real world. After months of people clamoring for it to happen, a black woman is joining Marvel Comics’ ranks to pen a new ongoing series for Riri Williams (aka Ironheart).
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things fun, collectible, and frivolous. San Diego Comic-Con is but a distant memory at this point, but thankfully there’s still plenty of toy news to be had. Lego’s still pumping out new sets, Jell-O’s trying its hand at making edible toys, and we’ve got some fun…
When Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters next week, it’ll be the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe film released in the past 10 years. That’s a lot, and—especially after the unprecedented success of the last two films, Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther—it’s easy to forget this was never a sure thing.
With the release of Invincible Iron Man #600 late last month, Brian Michael Bendis has officially left the building at Marvel Comics. His long career at the publisher saw him create iconic characters and helm some of the biggest stories Marvel had, to the point that Bendis was writing so many series he’s actually said…
This week’s Invincible Iron Man #600 is not the first comic in which Brian Michael Bendis has bid adieu to Marvel, the long culmination of a journey that started late last year with the shocking news that the writer was jumping ship to DC Comics. But it is the very last, very wordy end to Bendis’ time at Marvel.
We live in an age where pretty much anyone can walk into the closest big box store and come out with the basic materials needed to put together some respectable Iron Man cosplay, but for at least one person, it appears a homemade plastic suit of armor just wasn’t going to be enough. They wanted the real deal.
Mad British inventors Colin Furze and James Bruton have finally revealed the finished version of their DIY Hulkbuster armor. Standing almost 11 feet tall, it towers over Furze’s tiny backyard and workshop, but does Tony Stark have to worry about losing his monopoly on armored suits?
He’s building it in a shed. With scraps. That he bought... on eBay.
This month, years of meticulous movie planning will culminate in the release of Avengers: Infinity War, smashing together heroes from a decade’s worth of some of the biggest films on the planet. The road to Infinity War has been paved with a decade of reporting around it—some of it leading to some very bizarre rumors…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of shiny toys and merch we desperately wish we had the money to waste on. This week is getting a bit life-sized, with a giant Star Wars trooper, a slightly less giant (but still life-sized) baby Groot, and a cool look at Thor’s new Infinity War weapon. Check it out!
Robotics engineers at Guangdong University of Technology’s School of Automation in China are bringing us one step—albeit a much larger step—closer to realizing Tony Stark’s fictitious Iron Man suit. Their new robot features jet-powered feet that greatly improve the bot’s balance, agility, and capabilities.
You might have heard they’re making another one of those Marvel Comics movies. Ahead of Avengers: Infinity War’s April 27 release, Lego has given us the chance to reveal four new adorably-deformed Brickheadz characters, with Iron Man’s MK50 armor, Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet, Gamora, and Star-Lord now joining the…
Last year, pictures of Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Avengers: Infinity War revealed a particular arc-reactor-shaped hole in his costume, sparking talk of a dire fate for the Iron Avenger. Although we eventually glimpsed the reactor in the Infinity War trailer, we now know its return isn’t for Tony’s health: It’s…
With price tags starting around $200, collecting Hot Toys can be a dangerous hobby. To put it another way, if collecting Hot Toys is a disease, the release of a movie like Avengers: Infinity War is the outbreak that could wipe all the collectors out.
Seeing as how Black Panther is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fact it ends with two credits scenes is hardly a surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that while these scenes seem relatively self-explanatory, there’s a lot more going on in them than you’d think—especially in the second scene.
When the Hulkbuster made its grand debut in Age of Ultron, Lego gave us a cool, but kinda tiny version of Stark’s most impressive suit. Now, ahead of the Hulkbuster’s return in Infinity War, Lego’s knocking it up another notch with a lavish, 9-inch-tall brick behemoth.
It makes absolutely perfect sense that augmented reality would find its way into an Iron Man toy. Tony Stark and AR go together like peanut butter and jelly. The Iron Man films, borrowing inspiration heavily from Minority Report, show an alternate universe where a man can slap on a tiny headset and get a cool computer…
Though Black Panther will be Marvel’s first film with a black lead and a predominantly black cast, the Wakandan king isn’t the first black hero to take center stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That distinction belongs to James Rhodes—War Machine—a character who almost got his own solo movie.
Big news in comics today. After ten years and almost 200 issues of Amazing Spider-Man, writer Dan Slott is finally moving on. He’s leaving the book with issue #801 in June but soon moving over to write another major hero in the Marvel family: Iron Man.
There are a lot of amazing new movies coming in 2018, but there’s also a long list of classic, iconic films that will be celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Here are the biggest science fiction, fantasy, and genre movie milestones happening in 2018. (You should probably be prepared to feel old.)