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If there’s one name that is synonymous with Batman, it’s Bob Kane. As the series’ original creator, he’s long been seen as the genius behind the Dark Knight. One documentary is shining a Bat Signal on the other man behind Bruce Wayne.Read more...

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This weekend might have been focused on pro-science marches, but science education also made a cameo at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, with an appearance by the charming Ms. Frizzle of The Magic School Bus (which recently got a reboot pickup).Read more...

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The war between the Empire and the rebellion may have been at the forefront of Star Wars, but those on the outer edges of the galaxy probably weren’t paying much attention. At least, according to one fan film.Read more...

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Sure, you think you know medieval history. But Jake Mahaffy’s A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry offers an illuminating glimpse at the precise moment knights decided to throw in the towel and stop a) rescuing people and b) wearing so much goddamn metal all over their bodies. Have a look:Read more...

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If the world were ever to suddenly become overrun with evil, sentient, terrorist bears, who would you call for help? The Avengers? The X-Men? They’re all busy with Secret Empire. No, see, when you’ve got a killer bear problem to deal with, there’s really only one man for the job: Image’s Shirtless Bear-Fighter.Read more...

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This weeks Doctor Who took us to one disconcerting future: a world where emoji-speaking robots exist, perhaps proving that Sony’s Emoji Movie might be more popular and influential on A.I. design than we wanted it to be. But put that chilling thought aside for a moment, and come share your thoughts on tonight’s episode!Read more...

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The Marvel universe is facing some major changes again in the wake of Secret Empire. Starting this fall, Marvel is launching a line-wide shake up in the form of Marvel Legacy— something that promises to bring back fallen heroes and bring them into the fold with newer-established characters to create a mix of familiar…Read more...

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No matter where you fall when it comes to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it’s fairly likely you enjoyed the film’s power couple, Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus. They brought a great energy, humor, and gravitas to the film, two of which you also get from this amazing poster.Read more...

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Oh, you thought Fox was done this weekend after dating four Avatar movies? Nope, they followed that by dating three X-Men movies and we won’t have to wait long for them.Read more...

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HBO released the first series of official photos for Game of Thrones season seven this week. They didn’t spoil much, but there was one reveal that hints at a major plot development next season. We’re talking, of course, about Azor Ahai.Read more...

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Follow-ups to the highest-grossing movie of all time were originally slated to start coming out next year. But recent statements by director James Cameron disclosed that there’d be a delay for the coming wave of Avatar sequels. Now we know the exact dates that Cameron and his team are aiming for, starting with…Read more...

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American Gods is a giant tome of a book, with huge chunks removed or left out once Neil Gaiman realized how long his tale was getting. So when Bryan Fuller and Michael Green turned the book into a show, they had to move things around, change characters, and create a natural season end. And so the ending we’re going to…Read more...

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Only, not how Welles described them on October 30, 1938 to thousands of petrified radio listeners. These peaceful aliens—blessed with a majestic sense of timing—touch down in a much quieter place, and are seen by just a handful of witnesses, chiefly a small boy whose curiosity overtakes any fear he might feel. That’s…Read more...

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In Hollywood, there are certain projects that have been spinning their wheels for years. They still have promise, but the right elements just haven’t come together to actually push them into production. One such title is scifi thriller Gemini Man—which has new life thanks to an A-list director.Read more...

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When you go to a massive convention like Star Wars Celebration, it’s best to have a game plan. Where are you going to go first? What panels are you going to prioritize, and which merchandise do you want to make sure you don’t miss? Well, this little Jyn cosplayer had a different mission: deliver the Death Star plans…Read more...

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If you were a studio that hired Guy Ritchie for a King Arthur movie, would you in any way expect to get the sort of classic medieval story full of pining and faith—or would you expect one where Arthur wears a henley and shadowboxes? The latter, right?Read more...

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If you know about the Motion Picture Association of America, the trade association responsible for giving movies their letter ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17), you know it has its quirks when determining what is and isn’t family friendly. Read more...

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I feel like a lot of tie-in novels today aren’t nearly as balls-to-the-wall crazy as they used to be. Corporations have an unbreakably tight grip on all their properties and everything associated with a successful property is carefully planned out and has the edges filed down. For example, the latest Young Adult …Read more...

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the most interesting toys we’ve seen this week. It’s a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we’ve got life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots, and a fancy cassette player. But wait—there’s more, including a very swanky David Bowie figure and a very large Iron Man. Check it out!Read more...

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It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since audiences were graced with The Lego Movie. The film was so smart, funny, and successful that of course a sequel almost immediately went into the works. We’re still about two years from its release, but star Chris Pratt told us the latest on the project.Read more...

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Twin Peaks returns to the airwaves in one month. ONE MONTH! After 26 years! While you wait out these last few weeks, get fully prepared for the craziness to come by completely immersing yourself in a Twin Peaks state of mind. We’ve got a list of suggested re-watches, forgotten pop culture nuggets, and more.Read more...

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This week saw the release of Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka, and Matthew Wilson’s Star-Lord #6—which is, sadly, now the final issue of the series save for a one-shot annual arriving later this year. It’s such a shame, because this series has tackled Star-Lord in ways that few comics since the Guardians movie have even…Read more...

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While New Brunswick-based artist Gisele Lagace has worked on comics for Dynamite, IDW, Archie, and Marvel, she’s also a freelance illustrator. Like many freelancers, she saw Chicago’s C2E2 as an opportunity to do some important self-promotion and potentially sign on to do some commission work.Read more...

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Even if you haven’t been to any of these places, The Library of Congress designed these prints to be more fantasy than reality anyway. From landmarks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone to archival activity designs, these beautiful canvas prints are ready to hang, and 50% off from Fab.com.Read more...

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Spring has sprung, but probably, so have your allergies. Stay inside. Drink some iced tea. Watch our remarkably good picks for this season’s anime.Read more...

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