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Thanks to all those Star Wars movies we know the Jedi can barely survive an attack from just a pair of evil Sith lords. But pit a small battalion of 300 lightsaber-wielding Jedi knights against a giant army of 60,000 medieval soldiers armed with only swords, and it’s not even a challenge.Read more...

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Every year, I make it a point to stop by the Mondo booth at San Diego Comic-Con as often as possible. No one at the entire convention releases as much exciting, vibrant, and exclusive pop culture art over the course of four days—and 2017 was no exception.Read more...

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Today, Eon Productions and MGM sent out a four-sentence press release announcing that the next James Bond movie will hit UK theaters on November 8th, 2019. That’s it. There was literally nothing else. That’s weird... but it’s also telling.Read more...

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When Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige announced that the Captain Marvel origin film is going to be set in the ‘90s and involve Carol Danvers fighting Skulls, we were surprised and left with a number of burning questions. Where was Carol during the Battle of New York or Ultron’s attack? Also, waiiaminute—did you say …Read more...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2017 may be over, but io9's coverage lives on in our many, many posts, and we’ve collected them all here for you: movie and TV news and trailers, only-at-Comic-Con footage descriptions and experiences, amazing toys from the show floor, and so much more.Read more...

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Kite Man, a villain whose only ability is his proficiency with the huge kite he flies around with, has been one of the most consistently charming parts of Tom King’s run on Batman Rebirth. In this week’s issue, we finally learn the origins of his signature catchphrase and as is often the case in Gotham City, they’re…Read more...

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It was the final day of San Diego Comic-Con, and the cosplayers went out in style. Day 4's round-up includes the uncanny Gru above, some giant Lego superheroes, a stunning Princess Mononoke, Optimus Prime in his formal wear, and much more (including, uh, Darth Trump was there, too). Check out io9's final San Diego…Read more...

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Twitter began to buzz this weekend when reports circulated that comic books were banned from checked luggage leaving San Diego, Cali., the site of Comic-Con. While it’s true those claims were made, the Transportation Security Administration vehemently denies that they’re correct.Read more...

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Horizon Zero Dawn is an instant classic, and one of the best games you can buy for the PS4, so you shouldn’t hesitate to buy it for $30, an all-time low.Read more...

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It sounds like an insult to say that The Defenders is exactly what you thought it would be, but it isn’t. It’s a show that’s very aware of the expectations put upon it and the problems encountered by the other Marvel Netflix shows, and it knows how to best utilize its cast and its time. In other words, it’s great.Read more...

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Remember that time Sonic cried because changes to the timeline caused his children to never be born? He had previously been king of the planet, but in the new timeline, Shadow the Hedgehog was actually king and had married Sonic’s longtime love interest, Princess Sally (Sonic the Hedgehog #166)?Read more...

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Over the course of Gotham’s third season, producers and cast-members alike hyped up that this would be the year that Harley Quinn would make her way to the show’s loopy reimagining of a pre-Batman Gotham City. Then they promised she would specifically be in the season three finale. And then... she didn’t show up. And…Read more...

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The amount of technical and artistic skill that it’s taken to create nearly everything about Thor: Ragnarok from the movie itself to its gorgeous advertisements is almost unimaginable. The same goes for the life-sized Lego Thor that appeared at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.Read more...

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San Diego Comic-Con may be over, but the night isn’t over, nor is the great game of thrones. Basically, in tonight’s episode, a lot of plans got put into motion and some important decisions were made, and then things went straight to hell. But why talk in generalities? Here’s your place to talk about everything that…Read more...

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Sunday’s actually the best day to attend Comic-Con. “But Charles,” you’re surely saying to yourself. “All of the explosive new stuff comes out on Saturday!”Read more...

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Hey, that Black Panther footage shown at Comic-Con last night was pretty good, right? Well, I should say it sounds pretty good, as anyone who wasn’t inside Hall H last night didn’t get to see a single second of it. One group who did, however, was the cast of Black Panther, and watching how exited they are by seeing…Read more...

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It has vexed fans for years that some people call the main character of Doctor Who “Doctor Who” instead of just “The Doctor.” Well, departing showrunner Steven Moffat has some good news for the side which has insisted for years that either name is correct.Read more...

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BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency premiered a very short clip from the second season of the show. Showrunner Robert Cooper said that the genre of season one may have been time travel, this season is very “something else”—a something else creator Max Landis said they couldn’t say at comic con or…Read more...

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The comic book industry is in the throes of an existential crisis of its own making. With sales down across the board for basically all of the major publishers, shops like Marvel and DC have been scrambling to figure out how to bring old readers back into the folks while also appealing to new audiences—and DC says…Read more...

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Even though they had just finished filming the Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time,” Doctor Who brought a small glimpse of it to Comic-Con—along with the news that Pearl Mackie would return as Bill, as well as frequent Moffat collaborator Mark Gatiss.Read more...

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We’ve known about Freedom Fighters: The Ray—the first DC/CW series to feature an openly LGBTQ lead character—for a while, but the network finally gave us a look at it at Comic-Con. The trailer reveals that Ray will fight alongside a team called the Freedom Fighters—including DC superheroes Red Tornado, Black Condor,…Read more...

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Flo Steinberg, one of the earliest Marvel employees and an American indie comics icon, has passed away. When Marvel Comics began, she and Stan Lee were the company’s first and only employees; as Lee’s secretary and assistant, she responded to fan mail, helped manage Marvel’s small offices with Lee, and ran the Merry…Read more...

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Remember at the start of the year, when George R.R. Martin told the world he really thought Winds of Winter would be out in 2017, and for a brief moment, your heart was filled with hope that soon the continuation of A Song of Ice and Fire would finally be here? Oh, my sweet summer children. Read more...

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As Supernatural enters its 13th season, with fans unsure of how long the series can continue, the show’s planning an episode about the Wayward Sisters, a group of orphaned young women led by Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) who will emerge as a force against the supernatural—and producers hope that it could become a…Read more...

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Matt Murdock’s Catholic upbringing and his deep feelings of guilt are just as important to Daredevil as his enhanced senses. So it shouldn’t be a shock to see Matt take confession in this new clip from the first episode of The Defenders—although it is kind of surprising that even the priest would like him to stop…Read more...

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