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Meet the Man Who Changed Everything for Black Panther
6 months 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
6 months 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)
9 months 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
9 months 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’
11 months 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
1 year 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?
1 year 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?
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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