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Oprah’s Golden Globe speech. The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The Atlanta season 2 trailer. Marvel’s Black Panther dropping in a month. We’re only a week into 2018 and the official Conscious Negro Advent Calendar is already half full. However, Oprah, Atlanta and MLK are all known…Read more...

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Over the last 10 years, io9 has written tens of thousands of articles, and been read by tens of millions of people. While we’d love to thank all our readers by name, we’d need to take the entirety of 2018 to track you all down, which probably isn’t time-effective. So we thought we’d focus on the posts. Here are our…Read more...

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Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s Runaways comic is rightfully well-loved, and it was difficult to imagine how Marvel could adapt the series as a live-action television show that truly honored the spirit of the source material. But that’s exactly what Hulu managed to do. And it’s impressive as hell.Read more...

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Advanced tickets for Marvel’s Black Panther went on sale this week and quickly became Fandango’s best-selling tickets to a MCU film to date. Obviously, a lot of people want to see this movie in theaters on opening weekend, and many of them will. Unfortunately, Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o might not be one of them.Read more...

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Sometime in the future of Woman World, men will be nothing more than faintly remembered creatures at the heart of grandmothers’ fairy tales. Myths will be passed on about what they were like and the inheritors of the Earth will wonder… “Why did men have nipples?”Read more...

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We may be in a Golden Age of television, but it wasn’t always so shiny. Back in 2008, when io9 first started, things were rough. The Writers Guild of America’s strike had just ended, leading to a slough of bad series, reruns, and reality TV. There were some decent shows, but it really wasn’t until HBO debuted Game of…Read more...

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And it throws some serious shade at Aquaman.Read more...

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The creators of Image Comics’ Saga say there are no plans to make a movie or TV show based on their iconic series, despite fan demand and Thor: Ragnarok actor Tessa Thompson’s desire to be its star. In fact, there are no plans for any kind of adaptation—unless, of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda wants to put it into song.Read more...

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There are a lot of amazing new movies coming in 2018, but there’s also a long list of classic, iconic films that will be celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Here are the biggest science fiction, fantasy, and genre movie milestones happening in 2018. (You should probably be prepared to feel old.)Read more...

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Directors have a lot on their plates when making a major Hollywood film. It’s basically a juggling act. But there were two key elements of Wonder Woman that Patty Jenkins continued to “hammer home” throughout the entire production, and they made all the difference for the end product.Read more...

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Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli’s Spider-Men II ended much like it began: full of action and shrouded in mystery. Though the comic never quite got around to answering its central question, its finale did feature the surprising return of Marvel’s Ultimate universe.Read more...

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Everyone loves a good amusement park. But it takes a special kind of nerd to appreciate a fake amusement park. Some are big and popular (like Jurassic Park or Westworld), some are a little more subtle (Arctic World or Pacific Playland), and others are just from The Simpsons. Either way, they’re all in this brand new…Read more...

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Most slasher fans have seen Hatchet, Adam Green’s 2006 sleeper about a swamp-dwelling maniac who hacks his way though a group of tourists. The cult hit spawned two lesser-known sequels, but a surprise fourth Hatchet film—titled Victor Crowley after its hulking antihero—looks awfully promising.Read more...

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The Daily Mail, a British tabloid with a reputation for sexist and occasionally libelous coverage, has published accusations from unnamed sources claiming that comics giant Stan Lee sexually assaulted and harassed a number of nurses working in his home. Now, the 95-year-old’s legal team has spoken out and denied the…Read more...

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We may have just celebrated the holidays for 2017, but the powers that be have already wrapped a present for 2018.Read more...

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Disney might have soured a few people on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic scifi saga, but John Carter and the world of Barsoom, Mars have been reborn with a new roleplaying game.Read more...

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There is a moment in Star Wars: The Last Jedi that is so unsettling, so unnerving, and so stomach-turning that it’s a wonder people didn’t leave theaters en masse and demand a refund. You know what scene I’m talking about. Luke. The thala-siren. The bottle. The milk.Read more...

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Way back before io9.gizmodo.com was a url, io9 covered science just as much as science fiction. When Annalee Newitz founded the site in 2008, she wanted it to focus on both as they increasingly intersected, and on how they could both lead culture—pop and otherwise—into the future.Read more...

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Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is going to play the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes. She’s just signed a deal to star in a series of movies based on the Enola Holmes Mysteries novels by Nancy Springer.Read more...

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Whether you’re seeing The Last Jedi for the fifth time, or preparing for Solo: A Star Wars Story, this discounted LEGO Rebel U-Wing Fighter will keep your brain occupied. At $49 (its best price ever) you’ll get an awesome vehicle with working blasters, plus a mini-fig of Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, and more. Death…Read more...

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Our first solid look at Syfy’s long-in-the-works Superman prequel Krypton is finally here—and it’s a suitably strange for a look at Superman’s homeworld before it got turned into millions of tiny little pieces.Read more...

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While Ryan Coogler prepares to bring Wakanda to the big screen in Black Panther next month, his longtime collaborator Aaron Covington is heading to the Wakanda of the comics—not for his own series, but as a guest writer in Nnedi Okorafor and Andre Lima Araujo’s miniseries Long Live the King.Read more...

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Arthur! Danger Boat! Tinfoil Hat Kevin! Overkill! Midnight! Dot! Shakira! The Wild Blue Yonder himself! I wonder what kind of name they’ll come up with! Why am I yelling?!Read more...

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In 2008, we were basically living in another world. The Marvel Cinematic Universe didn’t exist, we were still recovering from George Lucas’ Star Wars prequilogy, and Fantastic Four was—okay let’s be honest, in about the same place it is now. These years have seen a renaissance in comic book films, along with a surge…Read more...

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The ink may still be drying on the massive deal between Disney and Fox that’s bringing mutants back to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t mean Fox has any plans on slowing down production on one of the last X-Men movies it may make: A spinoff starring Kitty Pryde.Read more...

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