Last season saw two superhero TV shows, ABC's "No Ordinary Family" and NBC's "The Cape," fail to get beyond their first seasons.
On the other hand, Syfy's "Alphas" launched over the summer with the season finale on Monday night and is heading into a season two.
As one of the show's stars, Azita Ghanizada describes it, it's "based on more of the human brain" than any classic idea of superheroes. FULL POST
Jeremey Adams and his fiancee, Mallie Jane Little of Bellevue, Ohio, designed this costume, "the Darth Knight," posted it on their Facebook, and the rest is history. (Click here for a look at the full costume on CNN iReport.)
We interviewed Adams about this eye-catching mashup of Batman and "Star Wars'" Darth Vader: FULL POST
Ernest Cline, screenwriter of the 2009 ode to nerd culture "Fanboys," is traveling the country in a DeLorean.
If that vision immediately brings the 1980s to mind, then Cline has already done his job, at least in part: The car is getting attention for his new book "Ready Player One."
The book, which takes place in a dystopian future, aims to do for '80s pop culture (such as Pac-Man, Dungeons & Dragons, and of course, "Back to the Future") what "Fan Boys" did for "Star Wars."
CNN's Christian DuChateau recently spoke to Cline about the roots of his geekdom, his current nerdy obsessions, a possible movie version of his book, and of course, that car.