It’s the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, which happens to be something we have written about a lot here at io9. Like, seriously a terrifying amount. After combing through our archives, we’ve assembled our favorite pieces about the Star Wars movies, games, toys, books, comics, and everything else this universe…
The James Bond movies and novels aren’t exactly short on weirdness—Bond’s villains tend to hatch crazy schemes that revolve around hypnotizing women to love chickens. But if you want real insanity, you have to reach beyond the movies and books.
Batman’s vehicle of choice has had a lot of different looks over the 75 years it’s been around—but an ongoing legal case over unlicensed replicas based on the 1966 and 1989 versions of the Batmobile called into question whether DC had the right to copyright the car. Turns out, despite the myriad redesigns, they do.
Reliable hero vehicles have been a necessity to crime-fighters for years. Well, at least for the heroes who can’t fly. Here are the ten best superhero vehicles of all time.
Batman’s chosen mode of transport has evolved a lot over the years. From swanky car to Tumbler, and even armored tanks. But with a new, heavily armored Batman in town in DC’s Batman comics, there needs to be a new Batmobile to match—and it looks completely, hilariously over the top. Bat-Truck, indeed.
“All I want to do/is see six robots turn into/a giant woman.” Hasbro’s Fan Built Combiner poll culminates in the creation of Victorion, the most together combiner team Transformers has ever seen.
Lately, directors JJ Abrams and Zack Snyder have been competing in the world's most adorable Twitter war of DC Comics vs. Star Wars oneupmanship. And Abrams has just taken the whole thing to a new level but releasing a video of his Millennium Falcon.
Comic-Con 2014 was chock full of amazing costumes, cool art, mind-blowing TV pilots and fascinating encounters. Because even a weak Comic-Con is better than most other events. Here's our complete roundup of all the most incredible things we saw last weekend.
Rain hitting your windshield can mean dicey road conditions and traffic snags. According to XKCD's What If, the force of those drops hitting your windshield can also destroy your car's windshield. Lesson learned: don't drive at speeds of Mach 1.5 in a downpour if you want your glass to survive.
When Ghost Rider drives back into comic stores next year, he won't be doing it on his iconic bike. Now the skull-headed purveyor of vengeance drives a classic Dodge Charger — don't worry, the wheels are still on fire.
One can never have too many post-apocalyptic visions of Los Angeles, right? This future L.A. is better known as Mega-City Two, a late 21st-century megalopolis that comes to us thanks to a new Judge Dredd comic, Mega-City Two: City of Courts, which hits shelves in January 2014.
What superheroes have in high morals and immense powers, they often lack in common sense, at least as regards to vehicles. That’s the only way to explain the plethora of weird, garish or outright idiotic superhero cars, jets and other nonsense clogging our nation’s highways and airspace. Here are 15 vehicles that were…
When I think of the Kia Optima, the first things that come to mind are crime fighting, yellow neons, Batarangs, and the defense of Gotham.
I've always seen Bruce Wayne as this guy who thinks he's hiding the world's deepest secret, but really, a penchant for muscle tees, bruises, bats and the color black blew his cover with the fine citizens of Gotham long ago.
Nobody draws souped-up Euro tuners like Dániel Merényi, a Hungarian artist who builds titanium bikes in the Italian Alps by day and wreaks graphite mayhem by night.
I have a friend who believes that car brakes can "heal themselves," and so continues to drive long after that metal-on-metal grinding sound begins to indicate a state of decreased safety and increased repair costs.
Ever wondered what happens when a Transformer transforms with humans inside? This comic explains all. Let's just hope one of the occupants wasn't Megan Fox.
Huh. Guess this whole time we've been wrong about the term "Autoeroticism." Who knew?
Gilbert Shelton, Jalopnik hero and all round genius, is best known for comics like the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and the album artwork for the Dead's Shakedown Street, but he also did a series of advanced driving tips. A welcome antithesis to the incredibly dry and fairly worthless tips buff books are wont to…