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Even if you didn’t see Suicide Squad and somehow escaped the reviews of it and, like, also didn’t hear the horror stories about Jared Leto’s Joker, you’d already know that it would never have topped Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight anyway. Not only is Ledger’s Joker an iconic performance, his character was also the most perfect antagonist there’s ever been for Batman (or maybe, for any superhero). Lessons from the Screenplay analyzes what an antagonist should be and shows how The Dark Knight’s Joker nails it perfectly.Read more...

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Ever since he began publishing scifi stories to his website, The Martian author Andy Weir has been using unorthodox approaches to deliver his stories to audiences. His latest collection is not found online or on a bookshelf, but in a new app named Tapas, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt from one of its stories.Read more...

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The crafty magicians behind the 3D printed PolyHero Wizard dice set have already obliterated their Kickstarter goal, with over a week left in the campaign. Clearly, there’s a very specific need being met here. There’s still time to pledge to get your own set—and to add even more crazy colors to the collection.Read more...

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Fourteen-year-old new girl in school Greta is already neck-deep in the petty horrors of adolescence when her totally embarrassing family decides to throw her a big birthday party... a fiasco so epic it sends the girl into a trippy, fantastical dream world that’s even crazier than her reality.Read more...

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Marvel’s Netflix shows—Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage—all take place in the same version of New York City. It’s gritty, it’s prone to ugly violence, and you’re more than likely to encounter a nurse named Claire Temple. And sometimes the links are so subtle, casual viewers might not even notice.Read more...

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Everything about this animated ode to the Batman ‘66 TV series is the most fun thing I’ve seen in ages. There are quick costume changes, holy things, sound effects, puns, and A GIANT OVEN labelled “GIANT OVEN.” Really, what more could you want from this movie?Read more...

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Samplers and anthology specials have become a staple of Free Comic Book Day’s bountiful offerings , but that might change next year. According to materials acquired by Bleeding Cool, the organization behind the event is now suggesting that publishers shy away from offering anthologies beginning in 2017.Read more...

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Based on the extensive work of beloved manga creator Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy: Edge of Time is a digital collectible card game that sees classic characters reimagined for the modern age. Read more...

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According to city government officials in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines, a local fisher just dropped off this monster of a pearl to a local tourism office. If legit, it would far surpass the current Guinness record holder, the Pearl of Lao Tzu, at a comparatively measly 14 pounds, which also came from the Philippines.Read more...

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The weeks between September and mid-November are a bountiful time for book releases, with new works from Alan Moore, Connie Willis, Christopher Priest, Ken Liu, Margaret Atwood, and Fran Wilde, to name just a few. Clear some space in your schedule, and on your shelves—you’re going to need it.Read more...

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It was worse. Just a giant pile of sad, right before your eyes.Read more...

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It’s a scorching midsummer day, and the sawgrass is still under a pale blue sky. Waist-deep in water and sinking slowly into the muck, I fend off mosquitos as a man from South Florida’s Water Management District mixes a bag of salt into a hot tub-sized bucket on the side of the road. Thirty feet away in the marsh, another city official wearing waders and a bug hat stands on a narrow steel walkway, dangling the end of a long hose over a plexiglass chamber.Read more...

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Joe Russo talks Avengers: Infinity War cameos. Alan Tudyk discusses playing a droid in Rogue One. Plus, Dean Israelite on Bryan Cranston’s involvement in Power Rangers, more Spider-Man: Homecoming casting, and new footage from Blair Witch. Spoilers Now!Read more...

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Are you really getting the best possible look at Stranger Things (or whatever other show you’re currently bingeing)? The answer depends on both the way you’ve configured the app and even which browser you’re using. Here’s what you need to know.Read more...

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Oh Barb with your coke-bottle glasses, your mom jeans, and your perfect eye rolls. There’s something in your charm and wit that made you so endearing to us, the viewers of Stranger Things.Read more...

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Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive. Read more...

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Commentary about the U.S. general election is in vogue, especially, apparently, if said commentary is being told through morally ambiguous comic book protagonists.Read more...

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Adam Jensen needs a nerf.Read more...

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You know what’s fun? Football. You know what else is fun? Comic books. You know what’s not fun? These Marvel covers for the first week of college football.Read more...

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Daylight’s End looks like yet another zombie apocalyptic action movie, but it has a secret weapon: Lance Henriksen, who is pushing 80 but is still quite obviously 100 percent badass. He may have a supporting role here, but anyone in a doomsday plague survival situation would be lucky to have this Aliens veteran by their side. Read more...

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Don’t expect to see a lot of DC Comics’ Supergirl grieving and crying over the recent death of her cousin Superman. “It’s all about her legacy and her strength and her power, especially now that Clark is gone,” says writer Steve Orlando. “She would be an icon whether Superman existed or not, because of what she’s went through and because she’s come out stronger on the other side.”Read more...

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And perhaps more importantly, Groot is adorable. I mean seriously, you might be distracted by the giant tentacle monster space battle going on at first, but look at that little face in the bottom left. Oh my god.Read more...

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Last week, Entertainment Weekly published a feature where Henry Winkler and William Shatner promoted a new project while apologizing for an old, bad one. Shatner offers his regrets for the infamous Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, while passive-aggressively blaming Paramount anyway. Fun!Read more...

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Zemo’s plan in Captain America: Civil War was full of so many twists, turns, and misdirects, it got your head spinning quicker than Spider-Man could swing his way around a Leipzig airport. But we’ve got a brand new deleted scene, making its debut here on io9, that shows a crucial early moment of that plan in action.Read more...

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Horror legends Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell hunker down for the commentary track of Ash vs Evil Dead’s first episode, in which Ash, Campbell’s extremely reluctant hero, realizes he hasn’t quite left those nasty Deadites in the past after all. Read more...

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