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Batman at 80: Why the Dark Knight Endures
6 months ago

Batman at 80: Why the Dark Knight Endures

From his comic book origin 80 years ago this weekend to his multiple incarnations on TV and the silver screen, there’s no denying Batman’s pop culture impact.

The brainchild of …
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What You Don’t Know About MCU’s ‘Captain Marvel’
7 months ago

What You Don’t Know About MCU’s ‘Captain Marvel’

Thanos eradicated half the universe’s population in last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good.”

Now what’s left of the Avengers and the Guardians of the …
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Meet the Man Who Changed Everything for Black Panther
2 years ago

Meet the Man Who Changed Everything for Black Panther

This weekend’s blockbuster “Black Panther” may have looked a lot different if it weren’t for the work of Christopher Priest.

Priest, who wrote the iconic comic book character in the …
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Essential Guide to Black Panther, the Next MCU Superstar
2 years ago

Essential Guide to Black Panther, the Next MCU Superstar

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

So goes the story of T’Challa, leader of Wakanda and secret identity of the heroic Black Panther. Over the years, T’Challa and …
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Your Essential 2017 Geek Gift Guide (And Their Kids)
2 years ago

Your Essential 2017 Geek Gift Guide (And Their Kids)

By  •  Lists

From to action heroes to zombies, there’s no shortage of gift ideas for the geeks in your life this holiday season.

Whether they are into comic books, science fiction or …
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The One Element ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Needs ASAP
2 years 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 Says South Not Ready for ‘Life of Brian’
2 years ago

John Cleese Says South Not Ready for ‘Life of Brian’

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
2 years 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?
2 years 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?
2 years 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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