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Since it began the Smut Peddler anthology in 2012, Iron Circus comics has been the home of great, sex-driven stories from female creators, across a wide variety of genres, genders, and sexualities. Now the publisher has headed back to Kickstarter to front two new books under the Smut Peddler umbrella.Read more...

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Plus even more rumors about a major death in Civil War. A familiar Force Awakens rumor re-emerges for Episode VIII. Arrow’s producer reveals that there could be big movie plans for Deathstroke. Plus, Game of Thrones casting, and the opening scenes from X-Files’ upcoming season finale. Spoilers now!Read more...

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I am pleased to report that in Dying Light: The Following, you can still dropkick a zombie off a cliff and into the sea. You also get to drive a car.Read more...

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Screengrabber Daniel Bryan Explains Concussions-Driven Retirement On WWE Raw | Jezebel Piteous Soul Trump Jr. Bemoans the Trials Of Being a Billionaire’s Son | Gizmodo Chinese Fusion Test Creates 90 Million °F for 102 Seconds | Gawker Beeb Boop Robot Marco Rubio Malfunctioning in New Hampshire |Read more...

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Back in 1953, Galaxy Science Fiction and Simon & Schuster launched a huge contest to find a great new science fiction novel. The prize was $6,500 (a lot of money in those days). The winner? A brand new writer named Edson McCann. Except for one thing: Edson McCann did not exist. Read more...

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The Internet offers lots of opportunities for authors to connect with readers—but it can still be hard for an author to get noticed among the crowd of other aspiring scribes. So 10 authors, who include some bestsellers, have created their own platform.Read more...

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The official Star Wars website just made our day, and we have to say thanks. StarWars.com posted an article full of vintage Kenner Star Wars toy commercials, and they’re just about the best thing ever.Read more...

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Fans of posthumanity and transhumanism make promises that sound scarily cheerful and unreal—eternal life, incredible mind powers—but you probably haven’t seen just how disturbing they can be. Until you watch this new short film, starring Pamela Anderson.Read more...

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The Archie comics reboot has to be one of the biggest surprises in the comics industry of the last few years. Ever since the publisher dropped the comics code authority and began diversifying its approach to Archie and his friends, Archie has become one of the best comics around —and now it’s going a step further by revealing Jughead’s asexuality.Read more...

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Torn between the dark side and the light, Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was surely one of the more emotionally conflicted movie characters in 2015. But how to visualize that? Enter the characters of Pixar’s Inside Out.Read more...

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We’ve known for a while that B.D. Wong would be heading to the bizarre fever dream/Fox crime series Gotham, but Fox ha now released a new video teasing the show’s return, giving us our first look at the sinister psychiatrist... and his very, very questionable facial hair.Read more...

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After last week’s amazing shot-for-shot Magnum P.I. homage reminded us how much we’ve missed Archer, the FX series has dropped a new trailer for its upcoming season. It gives us a better look at what awaits the former spies in their new careers as “Hollywood’s biggest dicks.” Plus, the return of phrasing!Read more...

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Please let this happen. Deadline reports that Selma director Ava DuVernay is being courted to direct the long-awaited movie of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. And the screenplay was written Jennifer Lee, writer and co-director of Frozen. That could be incredible.Read more...

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Daredevil has been a huge success in terms of bringing the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen to life—but if there’s one sore point for a lot of fans, it’s the final costume, built up to over the course of the first season. But as Josh Nizzi’s fantastic concept art shows, the final suit could’ve been a lot closer to Daredevil’s classic red spandex.Read more...

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We’re living in a golden age of superheroic media—Marvel dominates the Hollywood blockbuster scene, while The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl lead a ton of new comic book TV shows. And that leads to people writing off comics as just a source of raw material. But comics themselves are on a roll right now.Read more...

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Plus this week’s TV episodes feature the smackdowns we’ve been waiting for: The Flash vs Killer Frost, Supergirl vs. the Black Mercy, and Freddy Kruger vs St. Valentine himself! It’s all on This Week’s TV!Read more...

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Deadpool wasn’t always a comics (and movie, and video game) superstar. The Merc with a Mouth started out much smaller, as a supporting character in one of the many X-Men comic books. We talked to the people who created and shaped him, to find out how Deadpool conquered the universe.Read more...

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Born invisible, a young man paints himself blue so that he can be seen and lead a “normal” life that’s actually incredibly, suffocatingly lonely. Until one day... when he catches sight of a woman who’s in a remarkably similar situation. What happens next isn’t entirely surprising, but it’s quite lovely the way it plays out.Read more...

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When we saw The Lobster at Fantastic Fest, we fell in love with its bizarre, but fascinating premise: a dystopian world where people have to find a romantic partner in 45 days, otherwise they turn into an animal. The first trailer for the US release, set for March, is here, and now you can see the almost terrifying absurdity for yourself.Read more...

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Pixar has lost one of its most talented screenwriters. Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote both Big Hero 6 and the Monsters Inc. movies, passed away this weekend after a battle with brain cancer. He was 49.Read more...

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Twelve years ago, Jane Tranter (former controller for BBC Drama) and producer Julie Gardner were fundamental in the revival of Doctor Who. Now, the two have formed a production group, and they’re turning to the supernatural books of Deborah Harkness for their first show: A Discovery of Witches.Read more...

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Mr. Freeze has a whole new look. Olivia Munn pitches a Psylocke solo movie. Hear the Punisher talk in a new Daredevil teaser. Could Felicity get a supersuit on Arrow? Plus, Vin Diesel on xXx 3, a Rogue One actress teases an explosive scene, and new pictures from Agent Carter, iZombie, and Colony. To me, my Spoilers!Read more...

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Gizmodo Now You Can Stream Torrents From The Pirate Bay in Your Browser | Gawker CNN Obliterates Ted Cruz For ‘Flat-Out Lying’ About Their Reporting | Jalopnik The Five Maneuvers That Were Prohibited In The F-14 Tomcat | Lifehacker Why Diet Matters More than Exercise For Weight Loss, In One Video |Read more...

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The X-Men: Apocalypse Super Bowl spot really focuses on the “apocalypse” part of the title. Both the character and the general levels of destruction the X-Men are totally failing to prevent. Read more...

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In 1996, the Super Bowl commercial for Independence Day blew up the White House and sparked the imaginations of film fans everywhere. 20 years later with the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, another Super Bowl commercial was inevitable. And here it is.Read more...

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