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It’s finally here! Just two weeks before the October 10 premiere, we have our first actual clip of Supergirl and Superman in action.Read more...

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Rogue One is looking a little bit like an Erso family affair at this point. Thanks to Mads Mikkelsen a few months ago, we learned that lead character Jyn Erso’s dad would be showing up in the movie—and now we have confirmation that another relative of Jyn’s will join them.Read more...

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One of the most unexpected surprises at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was TBS’ new alien-abduction comedy, People of Earth. Multiple io9 staffers happened to catch the pilot, and we all liked what we saw: it’s weird, it’s hilarious, it boasts a winning cast lead by Wyatt Cenac, and now it has a new trailer.Read more...

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You may have already seen a lot of the Luke Cage footage in today’s trailer but the last bit is new, and you absolutely need to watch the video for it alone.Read more...

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Netflix’s Daredevil costume got a pretty solid update for season two, so it’s probably for the best that we’ve had to wait a while for Hot Toys to get round to making a Daredevil figure of its own. Now we get to see it in all its updated glory.Read more...

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A whole series of Minecraft novels are reportedly set to hit shelves, with the endeavor kicked off with a book by Max Brooks, author of World War Z. And why not? A giant, successful game is obviously ripe for being adapted into other media, and Minecraft is already set to be a movie released in 2019. Hopefully, the book won’t take that long.Read more...

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This is why the traffic report really needs to take monster attacks into account. Concept art by Nacho Yagüe.Read more...

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We’ve seen a lot of webcomics loosely inspired by fairy tales, but Megan Kearney does something a little different with her Beauty and the Beast. She goes back to the classic tellings of the story, and gives both leads richer and stranger backstories.Read more...

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Lynda Barry is truly a treasure of cartooning. In just four panels, she delivers a poignant piece on how audiences interact with art, even if they’re not sure what they’re supposed to be feeling.Read more...

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Animation in the Soviet Union was often a glorious thing to behold: experimental, surreal, and eclectic, even amidst government censorship. In fact, just one home-grown animated film didn’t make it past the censors: Andrei Khrzhanovsky’s 1968 satire The Glass Harmonica.Read more...

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The field of psychology is currently in the midst of a kind of civil war, with one side claiming a widespread reproducibility crisis, and the other just as loudly proclaiming that concerns are greatly exaggerated. There’s certainly evidence for the former. Last year, a University of Virginia initiative called the Reproducibility Project repeated 100 experiments and failed to replicate fully one-third of them .Read more...

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Mary Cagle’s latest webcomic, Sleepless Domain, is set in a city that’s invaded by monsters every night, and protected by Magical Girls. But one group, Team Alchemical, is having some interpersonal issues, which can get dangerous during those nightly battles.Read more...

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After meeting with misadventure, a space probe from the Voyager mission crashes back to Earth, centuries after it left. But Earth is a very different place now, and there’s only one person around to witness the Golden Record’s message.Read more...

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Director Morgan Spurlock has made documentaries about McDonalds, Comic-Con, One Direction and Osama Bin Laden. That’s a wide variety of work and yet you’d never expect him to make a true genre film. His new documentary, Rats, is exactly that. It was made with one singular thought: to gross you out using nothing but our reality.Read more...

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Artist Floccinaucinihilipilification is probably best known for her comics showing Harry Potter’s Dumbledore at his most absurdly irresponsible. When she isn’t skewering Hogwarts, she can sometimes draws a pair of goofy dragons who happen to be the best of bros.Read more...

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Whether you plan to rule over Atlantis, or just the neighborhood pool, these crowns by artist Chelsea Shiels will complete your water-based royalty ensemble.Read more...

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Twenty-years ago, you could walk into a video store and pick out a certain kind of low-budget science fiction movie. Movies that looked the same, but if one had lasers, starships and a cyborg suit in it, it was probably worth watching. Big budget visual effects have all but killed that level of film, but director Shane Abbess hopes to remind you of it with The Osiris Child.Read more...

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In a world where most dogs still hang out at home with their owners, three canine friends have decided to try for their dream careers. But they still can’t help but wonder: did they make the right choices?Read more...

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When Scout Zhang spotted the creature scrambling up and away from the wreckage, he took a deep breath. Sure, the thing had just devoured thirty tons of perfectly good salvage, but when it came to first contact, patience always trumped anger. Concept art by Evan Liu.Read more...

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Cartoonist Lee Gatlin regularly posts hilarious comics on his Tumblr, including a series of comics where Freud listens to the emotional woes of various fictional creatures, including superheroes, monsters, and even Satan himself. Sometimes, introspection is just funny.Read more...

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In Taylor Robin’s webcomic Never Satisfied, there is one plum job that every young magician wants: to be their city’s magical representative to the king. But in this year’s crop, one competitor has managed to stay in the running without using any magic. What gives?Read more...

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We’ve seen endless adaptations of Snow White, but we’ve never seen one quite like this. In this animated short, a crew of thieves in matching hats has just pulled the job of their lives, but things don’t turn out quite as they expected.Read more...

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Kate Beaton is currently on tour for her latest book, King Baby, a tour that is taking her to a lot of schools and putting her in contact with many hilarious children. Fortunately for us, she has been documenting her book tour encounters in comic form.Read more...

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Tumblr is often a place where people discuss identity politics, but how much more complicated would those identity politics be if they included vampires, werewolves, fairies, and other fantastical creatures?Read more...

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When Farah, star of the webcomic Shattered Starlight, was younger, she was able to deal with her problems by hitting them with her magical hockey stick. That’s because she was a magical girl, a defender of Montreal. But now that she’s older, she has to deal with crappy jobs and crappier bosses. And that might be the worst of her problems.Read more...

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