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Dearest io9ers, this is it: After many years and almost as many job titles, it is time for me to say goodbye.Read more...

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Poor Jocasta Nu. Ever since she lorded over the Jedi Temple’s hoard of holobooks in Attack of the Clones she’s been the butt of endless jokes about having to forgo being a mystical warrior in order to be... well, a librarian with the galaxy’s most lethal reading light. But in this week’s Darth Vader, she’s the Jedi’s…Read more...

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Donald Trump’s presidency has seen the words “Make America Great Again”—a.k.a. MAGA—plastered all over the U.S., from placards to stickers to the infamous red hats. One of the last places you’d expect to see it, however, is on the side of a toy Transformers car in an alien language. And yet, it seems here we are.Read more...

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In the first episode of Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Equestria Girls animated series, a pony who transformed into a human after passing through a dimensional portal waits in line for a new video game. What happens next challenges the notion that preordering video games is bad.Read more...

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If there’s one thing that is a constant about Doctor Who’s multi-Doctor adventures, it’s a distaste for the TARDIS’ current “decoration” by former incarnations of its pilot. So it’s good to see that the First Doctor will be carrying on the tradition this Christmas.Read more...

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Listen, I give all the props in the world to genre fiction for its persistent casting of stage actors in its projects. That said, we need to have a talk about how, having catapulted to fame through one such franchise, everyone feels the need to go do Hamlet. Stop doing Hamlet.Read more...

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If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits $17... you’re going to see some serious shit.Read more...

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One of the biggest messes that still remains from the bleak fallout of Secret Empire is actually one of the event’s first shocking moments: the complete destruction of the city of Las Vegas, on Stevil Rogers’ orders. Now, Stephen Strange wants to try and fix it... but he only manages to make things much worse.Read more...

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Battlefront II, the new video game where you can play as Bossk before you spend a dozen hours unlocking Luke Skywalker, has a slavish dedication to fancy graphics and Star Wars action. Unlike its predecessor, it has a whole new Star Wars story to tell. But while it starts promisingly, it ends up being a far too…Read more...

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A Marvel Heroes player who goes by EITTurtle bought the game on Xbox in July. Since then, he says he’s sunk $400 in microtransactions, unlocking characters like Spider Man, Storm, and Captain America. Earlier this week, Marvel announced that the game’s servers will be shut down in December. And EITTurtle, like many…Read more...

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Rooster Teeth’s first Lazer Team film happened because fans crowdsourced it into existence. The result was a dumb, fun comedy in the vein of Ghostbusters, with impressive visual effects. Now there’s a sequel, and as you can see from this exclusive new clip, not much has changed.Read more...

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The Crow is a property that Hollywood keeps trying, and failing, to remake—although it’s looking more likely, after potential star Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy both dropped heavy hints on Instagram this week. I have a serious question, though: Why can’t we just leave The Crow alone?Read more...

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A big part of what’s made Vita Ayala’s writing in comics like Wonder Woman, Bitch Planet, and Batman Beyond so strong is the way their storytelling is formed by their deeply personal, powerful politics. In The Wilds, their new upcoming series from Black Mask Studios with illustrations by Emily Pearson, their focus…Read more...

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When the Disney theme parks open their two Star Wars themed lands in 2019, the name in the brochure will be “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” But Galaxy’s Edge is actually a new planet, revealed today to be called Batuu.Read more...

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After six years keeping watching over the House of Ideas, Axel Alonso is parting ways with Marvel Comics to make way for the publisher’s newest editor-in-chief.Read more...

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So far, most of Warner Bros.’ films based on DC Comics characters haven’t had the kinds of ending credits sequences that are staples of Marvel’s movies. That all changes with Justice League, with a major hint about a future challenge to the team’s heroes.Read more...

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Sometime in the past three or four years there was a breakthrough in waffle-making technology that paved the way for simple appliances that can churn out the malty treats in endless novelty shapes. But during that waffle-making revolution, one machine has leaped ahead of the pack with its ability to make tiny,…Read more...

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Godzilla’s first ever anime movie, Monster Planet, may have only just debuted in Japanese cinemas. But we already have some details about what’s in store for the follow-up, and what it is is giant robots. Specifically, one very delightful giant robot in the form of Mechagodzilla.Read more...

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Even though he’s a founding member of the Justice League, Aquaman’s never really enjoyed the same kind of widespread cultural significance other characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have. Aquaman’s had a long-standing image problem, but with Justice League, DC’s finally trying to fix it in a very…Read more...

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Detective Pikachu has found its non-Pikachu star. Edward James Olmos teases the surprising humor of The Predator. Gotham is setting up another major arc for Jerome’s return. Plus, new pictures from The Flash’s new encounter with its big bad of the season, and Reign makes her debut on Supergirl. Spoilers get!Read more...

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Many live-action anime adaptations are objectively terrible, but Robot Underdog’s Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope manages to set itself apart. Not with incredibly high production values or brilliant fight sequences, but with an earnest love and respect for the series that it’s based on.Read more...

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EA is temporarily pulling the microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II, a shocking move that comes after days of zealous fan anger and just hours before the official launch of the game.Read more...

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It sounds like Daisy Ridley is going to have to endure even more of Josh Gad’s nerdy, on-set questions about the future of Star Wars.Read more...

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This week’s release of Justice League is a major marker in the DC Expanded Universe. However, it sounds like the Flash solo movie Flashpoint might even be bigger—and it may provide a way for Ben Affleck to get out of being Batman.Read more...

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Man, being pregnant while filming an action movie must suck almost as much as being Joker Leto. Justice League star and resident savior of the DCEU Gal Gadot is a real-life warrior, having endured a slough of filming while in the family way. And yes, her story includes a vomit bucket.Read more...

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