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A Super-Suave Superhero Saves the Day (Sorta) in This Clever Short Film A Super-Suave Superhero Saves the Day (Sorta) in This Clever Short Film

Sprung from the cover of a comic book with the help of some old-school 3D glasses, the tiny hero at the center of Captain 3D knows what he has to do: save the shrieking damsel from the clutches of an octopus monster. Piece of cake, right?

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

Who Is the Most Powerful Supervillain?  Who Is the Most Powerful Supervillain? 

The supervillains who torment, thwart and otherwise mess with the universe’s well-meaning superheroes are, on the whole, a pretty foul bunch. But which of these supervillains is best at what they do? Put otherwise: if what supervillains do is try to inflict as much misery as possible on the largest number of people,…

Sleep Science, DIY Submarines, and Infectious Kissing Bugs: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Sleep Science, DIY Submarines, and Infectious Kissing Bugs: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The end of summer is fast approaching, though the fun in the sun is coming to an even swifter conclusion for some of us: Take the tale of Paul Ceglia, the man who allegedly used forged documents naming him as a Facebook co-owner to try and rip off CEO Mark Zuckerberg in court. This week, police reportedly arrested…

The io9 Guide to the Egyptian Superhero Universe of El3osba The io9 Guide to the Egyptian Superhero Universe of El3osba

Superheroes are a ubiquitous part of the global culture. Anywhere you go on this beautiful planet there is a pretty good chance you will spot a little kid with a Spider-Man backpack. No matter what language they’re speaking or what race they are, they share the same myths of men and women in funny outfits selflessly…

The First Photos From M. Night Shyamalan's Glass Are Hauntingly Beautiful The First Photos From M. Night Shyamalan's Glass Are Hauntingly Beautiful

After that wild twist at the end of Split, we’ve been waiting for ages to see what M. Night Shyamalan could do when it came to smashing together James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis for the Unbreakable sequel no one saw coming. And so far, the results are sinister and weirdly gorgeous.

Evangeline Lilly Fought to Make Ant-Man and the Wasp More Radically Feminine Evangeline Lilly Fought to Make Ant-Man and the Wasp More Radically Feminine

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a madcap adventure of a movie about Scott Lang learning to get out of Hope Van Dyne’s way while she takes care of business and saves the day. Unsurprisingly, Evangeline Lilly is one of the major reasons this is an indisputably factual statement.

The First Superhero Movie Ever Is More Than 100 Years Old The First Superhero Movie Ever Is More Than 100 Years Old

The first real film based on a Marvel/DC character was 1966's Batman: The Movie, starring Adam West’s campy version of the Caped Crusader. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, Batman, Superman, Captain Marvel (now known as Shazam), and Captain America all had weekly, live-action serials shown in theaters, while the first Zorro movie…

Milk & Cheese Creator Evan Dorkin Talks About His Weird, Brilliant Career in Comics Milk & Cheese Creator Evan Dorkin Talks About His Weird, Brilliant Career in Comics

Evan Dorkin can’t stop, won’t stop making comics. Or talking. In both instances, we are all very lucky that this is the case.

Open Channel: How Do You Want the Incredibles Universe to Expand? Open Channel: How Do You Want the Incredibles Universe to Expand?

Pixar’s long-anticipated superhero sequel just rocketed to a record-setting premiere weekend. A new comics series will be showing the secret identity side of the Parrs’ lives and it’s almost a given that Pixar and their partners will be telling more Incredibles stories in the future. Let’s chat about what we’d like to…

Are Superhero Capes Aerodynamic? Are Superhero Capes Aerodynamic?

Not all superheroes wear capes, but many do, and it’s a long-established fact that these capes are crucial when it comes to flying around town to fight crime and brood and whatnot. And yet the people still don’t know, with anything approaching certainty, how exactly capes facilitate this process (at least, the capes…

The First Incredibles Movie Is a Web of Massacred Disney Superheroes

The Incredibles 2 sees the return of iconic “supers” like Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, along with some new ones. But let’s not forget that Disney Pixar’s first venture into the superhero genre resulted in one of Pixar’s highest body counts. Twenty supers died to make this movie. But even though they were barely…

Mike Mignola Talks About Hellboy’s Evolution and the State of Superhero Films Mike Mignola Talks About Hellboy’s Evolution and the State of Superhero Films

Mike Mignola isn’t doing as much with Hellboy as he used to. But, with new collections of classic material and fresh storylines about the Right Hand of Doom and the BPRD coming out, he’s never too far from his signature creation.

There's Never Going to Be Another Superhero TV Show Quite Like No Heroics There's Never Going to Be Another Superhero TV Show Quite Like No Heroics

Just as Warner Bros. and Marvel were beginning to usher in the current age of their big-budget superhero blockbusters, the short-lived British TV series No Heroics dared to suggest that maybe, just maybe, people who dress up in tights and capes are kind of lame. Looking back at the show now, it’s a shame that you…

The Trailer for Dark Rising Promises a Diverse, Moody Superhero Epic (UPDATED) The Trailer for Dark Rising Promises a Diverse, Moody Superhero Epic (UPDATED)

UPDATE 2:25PM EST 5/27: It’s been brought to my attention by our commenters that one of these creators, Souvid Datta, has been accused of plagiarism for photography work in the past, which he later admitted to. Details about those accusations and Datta’s response can be found here.

The 8 Most Ridiculous Episodes of The Greatest American Hero The 8 Most Ridiculous Episodes of The Greatest American Hero

We were pumped to check out a female-focused update of 1980s TV comedy The Greatest American Hero, but unfortunately, the reboot wasn’t picked up to series. However, the vintage version of the show is still packed with goofy delights well worth remembering—especially since we know just mentioning the title has stuck…

Holy Shit, Batwoman and Gotham City Are Coming to the Next Arrowverse Crossover Holy Shit, Batwoman and Gotham City Are Coming to the Next Arrowverse Crossover

For years, Arrow has danced around references to the Dark Knight, a comic character seemingly forever out of reach to the CW/DC multiverse of shows. But no more—because the next crossover is heading to Gotham City, and meeting up with a familiar face: Batwoman herself.

Director John Ridley Talks About Making a Movie of His Own Comic, The American Way Director John Ridley Talks About Making a Movie of His Own Comic, The American Way

Yesterday, news broke that screenwriter John Ridley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of his The American Way comics. Today, he talked to io9 about where his head’s at in transforming his story from medium to another, and one big change that’s going into the script.

John Ridley's Adapting His American Way Comics Into a Politically Charged Superhero Movie for Blumhouse John Ridley's Adapting His American Way Comics Into a Politically Charged Superhero Movie for Blumhouse

John Ridley’s been a screenwriter and producer for decades, known for his work on Three Kings, 12 Years A Slave, and American Crime. But he’s also been creating an entire comic universe, too, in his historical superhero series The American Way, published by DC Comics. Today we learned those comics are going to be the…

Incredibles 2 Will Introduce Some Intriguing New Supers Incredibles 2 Will Introduce Some Intriguing New Supers

Even with the release of a brand new trailer, much is still unknown about Pixar’s upcoming Incredibles 2. The preview finally introduced the new villain, though only briefly, and it still didn’t show much outside of the actions of the main Parr family. But some newly released info reveals there will be some other…

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