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Gene Luen Yang’s comics output has ranged a wide gamut, from intensely personal explorations of Asian-American identity in American Born Chinese to straight-ahead superhero comics like Superman. The skill in his work has garnered him one of the highest accolades that a creator can get, the prestigious MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant.Read more...

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Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, and Brenden Fletcher were fundamental to the meteoric rise of Batgirl’s popularity at DC comics with the “Batgirl of Burnside” shakeup a few years ago. They might have moved on from Barbara Gordon, but their first creator-owned comic together sounds just as fun.Read more...

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My friend profoundly hates “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams. She’s a wonderfully pragmatic person and something about the poem, endlessly interpreted in high schools across the country, rankles her. “I also hate his poem about plums and the refrigerator,” she told me when I texted her to reconfirm her hatred.Read more...

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Just a few days after people noticed that a costume of the demigod Maui being manufactured and sold by Disney included a bodysuit of tattoos and darker skin , Disney has removed the costume from stores, both physical and online.Read more...

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Deadspin Report: Kevin Johnson Beats Protestor To A “Bloody Pulp” At Farm-To-Table Event | Jezebel Brad Pitt Reportedly Under Investigation for Child Abuse | Gizmodo Report: Yahoo To Confirm Massive Hack Affecting 200 Million Users | Jezebel North Carolina Governor Suddenly Has Work to Do When CNN Asks About Police Body Cams |Read more...

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Mute is the title of a movie director Duncan Jones has been talking about for some time. Since 2009, to be exact. Well, it turns out he’s finally going to start shooting the film next week—and in announcing so, he revealed a curious nugget.Read more...

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Jake Fried’s hand-drawn Mind Frame may only last one minute, but it’s incredibly intricate, crafted from detailed drawings made using ink, coffee, and Wite-Out. And this is just one of several, similar yet distinctly different experimental animations in his body of work.Read more...

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Ash vs Evil Dead returns to Starz on October 2, and we’re so excited we’re willing to forgive that this promo taps a fairly tired concept by patterning itself after an episode of MTV’s Cribs. That said ... when was the last time Cribs zoomed in on a chainsaw? Grab a cold, in-jokey can of Shemps and enjoy.Read more...

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Oh dear, things aren’t looking good for nu-Kirk and his friends. While it took until The Next Generation for the Borg to show up in the prime timeline, in the upcoming Star Trek ongoing comic, they’re showing up quite a bit earlier in the film’s alternate reality.Read more...

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Once you hear the words “Dolph Lundgren hunts demons” you’re either in or out. Because either you’re a person who thinks this idea sounds absurd and stupid, or you think it sounds like an over the top, completely fantastic B-movie idea. If you’re the latter, you’ve gotta check out this blood-soaked trailer for Don’t Kill It.Read more...

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To the uninitiated, the goings-on in world financial markets look like so much wizardry. The data sets and jargon flung around on Wall Street seem arcane, charting how money magically moves from one place to another. In a new Image Comics series, it actually is magic that makes the super-rich more affluent every day.Read more...

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Injustice, a video game tie-in series that secretly became DC Comic’s wildest, greatest take on an evil Superman, has finally come to a close. As the last chapters have gone live this week, we sat down with series writer Brian Buccellato to discuss his time on Injustice, and where the comic’s universe could go next.Read more...

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Does your desk perpetually look like the aftermath of a battle between the Empire and the Rebellion? Take control of all that chaos with the same weapon the Empire used to topple the Rebel base on Hoth, an AT-AT. and bring order to your galaxy. Or at least your office supplies.Read more...

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It’s rare that the removal of a feature from a video game makes fans of that game happy, but fans of Star Wars Battlefront seem pretty happy that, thanks to a new update, anyone playing as a Stormtrooper in the game is forced to keep their helmet on.Read more...

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In most versions of the Batman mythos, Bruce Wayne fights crime to avenge the sudden, senseless murder of his parents. The Dark Knight who stars in Batman: The Telltale Series has a backstory that’s surprisingly twisted.Read more...

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Back in 2012 when Disney bought Lucasfilm, the plan was simple. Starting in 2015, they’d release a new Star Wars movie every year—and that’s the plan up to 2019's Episode IX. We all assumed a new Star Wars Story would follow in 2020 but publicly, very little had been said about the possibility. Until today.Read more...

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Namely, there’s a lot of new footage of Ezekiel (played by Khary Payton)—the biggest new character to be joining the upcoming season, and not just because he has a pet tiger. Most what’s more important is that TWD is finally showing us the new season has more going on than that damned Negan cliffhanger.Read more...

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Next year, the Dark Tower movie is going to hit theaters—but a year later, it’ll have its very own companion TV show hitting the airwaves, featuring at least one of the the film’s major stars. And now we finally have some details—including the fact that the movie’s star Idris Elba will appear on the show as well.Read more...

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The international version of the Hidden Figures trailer focuses less on just the three women at its center—Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—and more on the way other people react to them.Read more...

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At the start of Star Trek Beyond, it’s clear that Kirk is tired of being on the Enterprise. In this deleted scene, the crew of the Enterprise seems to be tired of him, too.Read more...

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You probably haven’t even packed away the sunscreen yet, but it’s already time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear to holiday parties come December. The tacky sweater is always en vogue, but everything is better when you can incorporate Star Wars into the festivities.Read more...

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Kai Ashanti Wilson’s The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps was one of io9's top fantasy books of 2015—and if you haven’t yet checked out this epic, unique, brilliantly-drawn tale, here’s a chance to get a copy for free, courtesy of publisher Tor.com.Read more...

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He danced his way into our hearts in Ex Machina . He danced into them again as The Force Awakens’ Poe Dameron. But open your heart to a dancing Oscar Isaac once more, courtesy of X-Men: Apocalypse’s hilarious gag reel.Read more...

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If you grew up in the 1980s, odds are your play time was dominated by Hasbro and Mattel. Decades later, the behind-the-scenes rivalry between the two companies will be the subject of Toy Wars, a streaming series from Josh Gad, Josh Schwartz, and Seth Gordon.Read more...

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The new paid Death Star expansion for Star Wars Battlefront won’t significantly alter the game’s reputation as a fairly casual shooter designed for quick, chaotic fun. But it does add an interesting three-stage mode that culminates with the possible destruction of the Death Star. That new mode at least makes a session with the game feel more substantial.Read more...

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