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The One Element ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Needs ASAP
3 days ago

The One Element ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Needs ASAP

“Star Trek: Discovery” is boldly going where virtually all of its predecessors have gone before.

The new series, available on the CBS All Access streaming service, just completed its fall …
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John Cleese Shreds PC Culture in One Sentence
2 months ago

John Cleese Shreds PC Culture in One Sentence

Don’t expect John Cleese to show up on a college campus anytime soon. Or, for that matter, the Deep South.

The Monty Python co-founder, known for his off-kilter and sometimes …
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Here’s Where You’ve Seen Wonder Woman Before
6 months ago

Here’s Where You’ve Seen Wonder Woman Before

Are you ready to Wonder?

DC is betting you will this weekend. Friday marks the silver screen premiere of “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

But …
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Did Marvel Go Too Far With ‘Evil’ Captain America?
7 months ago

Did Marvel Go Too Far With ‘Evil’ Captain America?

It was the “Hail Hydra” heard ‘round the comic world.

It’s one thing for the villainous Arnim Zola or Hive or Dr. Faustus to swear their allegiance to the former …
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Are Event Comics Crushing Fan Enthusiasm, Sales?
7 months ago

Are Event Comics Crushing Fan Enthusiasm, Sales?

Secret Invasion… Civil War… Axis… Original Sin… Secret Wars 2… The list goes on.

Say these names to comic book fans, and you’re likely to be met with both excitement …
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Why Stan Lee’s ‘Guardians’ Cameo is an MCU First
7 months ago

Why Stan Lee’s ‘Guardians’ Cameo is an MCU First

With cameo appearances in more Marvel movies than he can count, Stan Lee is about to break new ground.

He’ll appear in not one but two cameos in the upcoming …
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Crazy Crossovers the New Normal at DC Comics
8 months ago

Crazy Crossovers the New Normal at DC Comics

Batman vs. Superman. Captain America vs. Iron Man. Suicide Squad vs … The Banana Splits???

That’s right, true believers. Harley Quinn and co. recently teamed up with Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky …
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Revealed: The Comic Book Source Behind ‘Logan’
9 months ago

Revealed: The Comic Book Source Behind ‘Logan’

One more “snikt” for old times.

When Hugh Jackman agreed to his final X-Men movie before sheathing his adamantium claws forever, the actor chose a story based on one of …
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Is Marvel’s Diversity Push Crushing Its Brand?
9 months ago

Is Marvel’s Diversity Push Crushing Its Brand?

The scene: New York City

The situation: Monsters from another dimension are wreaking havoc

The resolution: Marvel’s The Avengers swoop in to save the day

But as Captain America, Thor, …
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Don’t Miss 2016’s Best Comic Books, Graphic Novels
11 months ago

Don’t Miss 2016’s Best Comic Books, Graphic Novels

As much of the country hunkers down for what could be a long winter, it’s a good time to start a reading list for the cold nights.

The last 12 …
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