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A few years back, io9 featured filmmaker John Panton’s short Line Signal, a chronicle of a lone women’s spectacularly spooky trail run. Now he’s back with Surveyor, another tale of a regular person who just happens to stumble into some very unsettling surroundings.Read more...

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Just my luck: I’ve been dying for some shoes that make it look like I have gangrene! Vans has announced it’s partnering with Marvel to make sneakers, clothing, and accessories based around its iconic characters—meaning when you lightly kick that person who tried to steal your seat on the subway, they’ll also be…Read more...

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Life finds a way... to look really cool. The latest poster for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom got us chatting about iconic, underrated, and simply beautiful movie posters. And we want to know which ones stand out to you as works of art.Read more...

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If you’ve ever wanted to see how the teens of Riverdale grappled with the implications of World War II, then boy howdy, does Archie Comics have a new series for you.Read more...

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Dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden was created 30 years ago by author R.A. Salvatore, and the enduringly popular character will soon return in a brand-new fantasy adventure trilogy. The first book, Timeless, isn’t out until September, but we’ve got a rather kick-ass exclusive excerpt to share here on io9.Read more...

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Plans for a Boba Fett film have been in the works for a long time—Lucasfilm almost officially announced one, to be helmed by the Fantastic Four reboot’s Josh Trank, in 2015. But plans have changed, and with the recent reports that Logan director James Mangold has boarded the project, Fett’s back in business. But...…Read more...

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DC’s Justice League line is getting a major rehaul after the events of Dark Nights: Metal, and writer Scott Snyder is leading the charge with a new Justice League #1, which introduces a new team and features the return of artist Jim Cheung to DC Comics after years at Marvel. Metal was one of the most exhilarating…Read more...

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Hopefully they don’t wreck the internet too much, though—we’re already doing a pretty good job of that ourselves.Read more...

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The hosts are rebelling!... are they, though? Westworld’s season two game-changer was full of big shootouts and angry Teddy faces. But it also brought about a character choice so shocking that it challenges everything we know about the robot uprising. Join io9's Beth Elderkin and Gizmodo social editor Joe Tonelli as…Read more...

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It’s no secret that the women of Luke Cage are the strongest characters in the series, but the latest clip from the show’s upcoming season is on some next-level badassery that’ll make you wonder why Netflix hasn’t greenlit a Daughters of the Dragon show yet.Read more...

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If Stranger Things were set in modern times, the show probably wouldn’t be as endearing to its fans. The characters are great, as is the story of a small town besieged by experiments run amok, but it’s ‘80s nostalgia that helps cement our addiction to the show, and Schwinn wants to give Stranger Things fans a chance…Read more...

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Bernard’s been through a lot this season, but things took a turn for the even more intense—while explaining a bit about why his behavior’s been so erratic this season—in “Les Écorchés.” And while we’re now one big step closer to the Valley Beyond... we ain’t there yet. Let’s recap!Read more...

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What is it about dance companies that makes them the perfect subject matter for horror movies?Read more...

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There’s wild rumors about who could play the next Bond villain. Silver and Black is apparently going back to the drawing board. J.K. Rowling is already at work on the next Fantastic Beasts. Liv’s family could return in iZombie’s last season. Plus, what’s to come on Westworld and Preacher, and more Legion is on the…Read more...

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Comicpalooza was held in Houston last week, with over 40,000 people turning up to meet, buy some stuff, see some panels and yes, partake in some cosplay.Read more...

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Curse of the Pharoahs, the second big expansion for Assassin’s Creed Origins, has been one of 2018's most pleasant surprises, in big part because it includes some very weird shit. Here’s a look where some of that came from.Read more...

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Scott and Hope are doing superheroics, Luis is there, it’s a great time. Read more...

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Doctor Strange normally isn’t the kind of hero who spends his time taking on lowly muggers on the city streets. But apparently Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the magician, is. Read more...

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The high altitude, low opening (HALO) jump is a means of airdropping military personnel into hostile territory undetected, developed in the 1960s by the United States Air Force. It’s a normal sort of thing to appear in a spy movie. What’s less normal—unheard of, actually—is for an actor to perform the unusually…Read more...

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Black Panther’s special effects have gotten a remarkable amount of attention. More than most films, we have substantial insight into how the effects were made, and why some effects turned out better than others. It’s exciting, really. Read more...

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A Philips Airfryer, Sony noise-cancelling headphones, a huge Kindle history book sale, and more lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...

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The train heist in Solo: A Star Wars Story is a stunning setpiece, a highlight of the film. And it was developed with some very precarious virtual reality research. Read more...

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Being a good steward of a tabletop game experience is hard work. Any Dungeon Master can tell you that setting the right tone and crafting the perfect story is difficult, fiddly work. I asked Matthew Mercer, famed Dungeon Master, how he’s so good at what he does.Read more...

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Experiencing a space you know in real life in digital form is a fascinating, mystifying thing. Seeing a space you helped build, one that only existed fully in the imagination of fans... Well, that’s even more special.Read more...

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“Loss” is one of the modern internet’s most pervasive, and most strange, memes. Now, it’s, uh, a little different. Read more...

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