Netflix picks up a TV version of Umbrella Academy, from My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way

Netflix is branching out from its Marvel line of successful superhero shows to pursue a dark horse—or, rather, Dark Horse—candidate, announcing today that it’s picked up a 10-episode series order for a show based off of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy. Written by Way—who’s best known as the lead…

The A.V. Club’s favorite comics of 2017 so far

From war-torn South Vietnam to the apartment of supernatural stoners to a psychedelic plane of reality inside a laundry machine, the best comic books of 2017 (thus far) have taken readers to some fascinating places. The A.V. Club has assembled a list of the can’t-miss titles from the first half of the year, and it’s…

Letters For Lucardo is both vampire love story and explicit erotica

Monsters in pop culture are cyclical, with media fixating on a particular type long enough for audiences to get sick of it before moving on to the next one. For a while it was vampires, and for the most part creators are hitting the tail end of zombies as a reasonable plot device. Soon it will be aliens again, or…