Brad MeltzerBestselling author Brad Meltzer loves a good conspiracy.

Whether exploring the nation's unsolved mysteries in his History Channel show "Brad Meltzer's Decoded," or crafting the political thrillers at the heart of celebrated novels like "The Tenth Justice" or "The Book Of Fate," the award-winning writer has a nose for sniffing out the stories lurking just behind the historical facts. His latest conspiracy tale, "The Inner Circle," hits shelves this week, telling of a young archivist who accidentally discovers a 200-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington and becomes entangled in a dangerous mystery.

With that in mind, we asked the former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Identity Crisis" comic book writer to tell us about his favorite conspiracy stories from the big screen — and he was happy to oblige with a list of seven films he counts as his favorite conspiracy movies. Why seven? Apparently, it's a mystery.

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ThorIn the other-dimensional realm of Asgard, Thor and his people have spent their lives fighting the demonic Frost Giants that constantly try to invade their home. However, Frost Giants aren’t the only menace a hero has to face when he’s both a god of thunder and a superhero of the Marvel Universe.

With more and more news hitting the wire these days regarding the upcoming "Thor" film directed by Kenneth Branagh, it's time to get reacquainted with some of Thor’s deadliest foes.



All Star SupermanYesterday we offered up a list of the most popular interview segments we posted on the site this year, ranked according to our 2010 traffic data. Today, we're looking at the year in video — specifically, the most popular trailers and clips we posted on Splash Page over the last 12 months.

This year was full of big releases on the movie and television front, with "Iron Man 2," "Kick-Ass," and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" all vying for attention at the box office and on the Internet. However, this year's list of the 10 most-watched trailers and clips features quite a few projects that didn't appear on the big screen.

In fact, with a few exceptions, the trailers and clips that were watched the most times here on Splash Page will probably surprise you — so let's get on with the list, shall we? Read More...

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Serenity Float OutAs we inch ever closer to the year's end, we've ranked our favorite comics of the year, our favorite movies and television series, and even our favorite news stories of 2010. And while that's all well and good, it's worth noting that the projects we included on those lists weren't always our readers' favorite subjects this year.

That's why we put together a list each year that ranks the most popular stories published on the site over the last 12 months. After all, these were the stories that you were most interested in this year, and the subjects that brought readers to the site most often — according to our traffic data, at least.

In years past, we simply offered a list of the Top 10 Stories Of The Year, but this time around we decided to be a bit more comprehensive and post three Top 10 lists, beginning with the year's most popular interviews, then the most-watched trailers and clips, and finally, the overall Top 10 Stories Of The Year.

So... let's kick things off, shall we?


We're wrapping up our look back at the BEST OF 2010 from the worlds of comics, comic book movies and television today, and this time around we're turning our attention to the industry-shaking news, crazy rumors, and awesome promotional swag that crossed Splash Page HQ this year.

Best of 2010

We already gave you the year's best comic books, webcomics, and graphic novels, as well as our picks for the best comic book movies and television series in 2010, but these are the stories — and other stuff — that had everyone talking around the ol' newsdesk. Read More...


Once again, it's that magical time of year when we look back on the last 12 months and name our favorite people, projects, and performances that made it so memorable. Yesterday we gave you our list of the BEST COMIC BOOKS, WEBCOMICS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS OF 2010, and now we turn our attention to the screen.

Best of 2010

This year wasn't short on offerings in the comic book adaptation scene, with television hits like "The Walking Dead" enjoying a similar level of buzz as big-screen hits like "Kick-Ass" and "Iron Man 2." Impressive performances were hard to avoid, too — whether it was the young cast of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" or the veteran stars of "Red." It was a banner year indeed, but here were our favorites from 2010. Read More...


There are only a few weeks left until 2010 is behind us, so it's time to look back on the year and recall our favorite comics, comic book movies, toys, games, and other items that made the year so memorable.

MTV Splash Page Best Of 2010

Over the next three days, we'll roll out our BEST OF 2010 selections, starting with today's list of the best comic books, webcomics, graphic novels, and story arcs of 2010. Keep it locked to Splash Page throughout the rest of the year for more of our BEST OF 2010 lists, as well as everything else that carved out a place for itself on our bookshelves, display cases, office desks, and news cycle throughout the year. Read More...


Geek Gift Guide 2010Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means there's only a month of shopping left in the holiday season. However, while this can be a scary realization for many people, you don't have to worry — because we've got ideas for the geeks on your list (or anyone else you want to convert to a life of geekery) covered.

This year, we're giving you the next best thing to actually buying the gifts for you. Your friendly neighborhood Splash Page team has come up with a wide-ranging list of books, games, toys, music and various other things to buy for everyone on your list — from the hardcore fanboys and fangirls to someone who's still learning the difference between Green Lantern and Green Hornet.

In the end, we tried to avoid some of the most obvious comics-related gifts this year and give you a mash-up of our own wishlists and the items we're planning to buy for our own friends and family. Here's hoping you find it helpful when it comes time for you to start dropping your hard-earned money on manufactured holiday joy. Read More...


Green LanternNow that the first "Green Lantern" trailer is online, there's still quite a bit of time until the movie's June 2011 premiere. So, how about a little light reading to get you caught up with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern universe?

When hardcore comics fans discuss their favorite Green Lantern stories, some of the first to come up include modern arcs like “The Sinestro Corps War,” “Rage of the Red Lanterns,” or the “Blackest Night” saga. However, while those are definitely great stories, they’re not necessarily the right entry point for people new to Hal Jordan's ring-wielding adventures.

That's why we've come up with a list of stories that can act as a crash course on pilot-turned-superhero Hal Jordan and the basics of the Green Lantern Corps, the group of intergalactic warriors who each wield a power ring fueled by willpower and imagination. Read More...


Fantastic FourWe love horror movies all year round. From zombies and supernatural beasts to murderers and haunted abodes, the classic motifs are tried and true. But the sad fact is, by the time you choose the horror flick you want to see, you pretty much know what you’re in for — and that can take the edge off.

True horror is in the element of surprise, so what’s more surprising than believing you’re about to watch a comic book adaptation, and instead witnessing to the sadistic mauling of your favorite character’s personality, powers or storyline?

Here five of the most unintentionally terrifying films based on comics so far… because the scariest thing about comic book movies is when they go wrong. Read More...

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