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Well, here’s a welcome surprise. Blumhouse just announced that legendary scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode when the new Halloween movie opens on October 19, 2018.Read more...

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For Legacy, Marvel is bringing back its iconic team-up series, Marvel Two in One—which was basically an entire series dedicated to teaming the Thing up with myriad Marvel heroes. But its first storyline will be dealing with ramifications felt by the absence of heroes missing since the end of Secret Wars: The Fantastic…Read more...

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Rose City Comic Con has banned all cosplay that features Nazi symbols or designs, including old-school Hydra and Red Skull costumes. This comes after groups in Nazi-esque gear were spotted at the con, in what Rose City Comic Con’s founder has indicated is a growing trend.Read more...

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Christopher Priest has written some of the most imaginative thrilling comics of the past thirty years and starting this winter, he’s bringing all of his talents to DC’s flagship Justice League series with a new story arc titled “Lost.”Read more...

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Game of Thrones may be focused on the war for the Iron Throne, but there’s another epic battle in the past that’s just as iconic, and it’s finally getting a miniseries of its own.Read more...

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Star Trek: Discovery is set 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek, but that wasn’t always going to be the case. It was almost an anthology show that was going to take fans from the pre-Kirk Federation into Star Trek’s future. If you’re disappointed Discovery is solely stuck in the past instead, you…Read more...

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It’s been a long time since there was a new episode of Venture Bros. 543 days, according to Cartoon Network. Fans have been left fearing that the cult-fave nerd-culture pastiche had crossed over to the astral plane for good. But they got a good omen last night.Read more...

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Yesterday, we brought you more details on From a Certain Point of View, a new 40th Anniversary Star Wars anthology tale gathering short stories set in and around the events of A New Hope. The audiobook just had its cast announced, and includes a surprising star: Jon Hamm as the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett.Read more...

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Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is grueling and gruesome. It’s a deliberately pretentious art-house movie, cast with some of the biggest stars on the planet. It’s horrifying on many levels—and yet there’s something deeply admirable about it. Whatever the opposite of “crowd-pleaser” is, this movie is it.Read more...

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Even by comic book standards, Ben Reilly has lived one of the most complicated and difficult lives that any fictional clone ever has. Introduced as a mentally unstable Spider-Man clone The Amazing Spider-Man #149, Ben truly believed himself to be the true Peter Parker before being forced to confront the truth.Read more...

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William Hartnell’s legacy as the First Doctor has lived on in the years since he left Doctor Who. Now the latest actors to take on Doctor Who’s earliest stars are reuniting to continue that legacy for a new series of audio dramas.Read more...

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Halloween is about to get a whole lot more Pumpkins.Read more...

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Ezra Miller apologizes for one piece of classic Flash lore that didn’t make it into Justice League. HBO’s adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death is moving forward. Melissa Benoist teases a new suit for Kara on Supergirl. Plus, new footage from Arrow, and casting updates for Game of Thrones and Good Omens.…Read more...

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If you thought Gundam was about large mecha fighting each other, you are correct. But what if it was about mecha with boring, everyday lives? Artist Ika Ninja’s art depicts just that.Read more...

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Winston is named for the narrator of Aram Sarkisian’s short, a desperate man dashing off a fevered letter that reads like a crazed diary entry. “I’m not losing my grasp again,” he insists, as he weaves an increasingly paranoid tale about his neighbor—a man he loathes and is obsessed with in equal measures.Read more...

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It isn’t even in its second weekend yet and we already want more. We want the sequel. We want answers. And, ultimately, we want to spend more time with the Losers Club. All of that is in the works, but the last one is coming sooner than the rest.Read more...

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And that’s not all. Obi-Wan’s life after death is just one of 40 stories in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, which features several major characters and events in the Star Wars universe.Read more...

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In the most technical sense of the word, Secret Empire: Omega is an epilogue to Marvel’s controversial Secret Empire event, which turned Captain America into the Supreme Leader of Hydra who murdered thousands in his campaign to create a new, fascistic world order. But Secret Empire: Omega is really something quite…Read more...

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With just under a month until the release of Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villeneuve has asked three directors to make short prequel films to set up that story—and the second one is out now.Read more...

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There’s a weird problem that keeps popping up with Star Trek: Discovery and I can’t tell whose fault it is. Is it journalists writing about the show who don’t know its background? Is it that the people involved in the show are bad ambassadors for it? Is it the way the show’s being promoted? Is it just the news cycle?…Read more...

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Syfy is hoping that fans’ interest in Superman’s homeworld will be enough to catapult its new series Krypton to success. But just in case a live-action drama about the history of Superman’s family wasn’t enough to pull you in, Krypton’s adding another DC character to up the ante: Adam Strange.Read more...

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What kid hasn’t imagined finding a secret door that leads to an adventure-filled multiverse? In Vault Comics’ Maxwell’s Demons, the titular hero is smart enough to actually build the tools to really go on those adventures. But the cosmos is a big place, filled with joy and horror in equal measure—as poor Max finds out.Read more...

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The Futurama gang reunited for a scripted radio drama taking us back to New New York for the first time in over four years. And as exciting as it was to hear Fry, Leela, Bender, and everybody else on their epic space adventures, the whole thing really doesn’t work unless you’re a freakishly major fan of podcasts.Read more...

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So you guys may remember the name Annalee Newitz. I mean, she only-co-created this very site and ran it as editor-in-chief from 2008 through 2015. So I thought you may be interested in reading a preview from Autonomous, her first novel, which bestselling scifi author Neal Stephenson describes thusly: “Autonomous is to…Read more...

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There’s nothing like a good mystery. The time spent between the panels of a comic book, anticipating what might happen next, can be just as satisfying as the images on the page themselves, and Scout Comics’ Long Lost #1 provides a mystery worth wondering about.Read more...

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